Collectively recovered over $175 Million for clients
Cuming & Gillespie is a boutique personal injury law firm located in downtown Calgary. Over the past 25 years, we have developed a solid reputation for representing those who have been seriously injured by the actions or negligence of others.
We are known for being the best at what we do. We have the experience and skills needed to get you the compensation you deserve after suffering from a serious catastrophic injury. We have been recognized by our peers and others, and have won various awards, including:
In addition, both the firm and many of our lawyers have been recognized as leaders in our practice areas:
In a recent decision, the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) has ruled that a car service garage did not owe a duty of care to a teenager who was seriously…View Case
Last week a Toronto jury awarded Rod MacLeod (“MacLeod”) the largest punitive damage award by a civil (i.e. non-criminal) jury in a sexual-abuse case against the Catholic Church in Canada.… View Case
The issue of vicarious liability on a lessor of a vehicle was at the forefront of a recent decision out of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta on two…View Case
Craig Gillespie and Tanner Oscapella prepared a publication in association with Bottom Line Research for the Canadian Bar Association, Personal Injury Subsection year-end meeting that was held June 2, 2016.…View Case
Craig Gillespie and Maia Tomljanovic prepared a publication for the Canadian Bar Association, Personal Injury Subsection. This paper summarizes and comments on the most relevant personal injury court decisions in…View Case
At Cuming & Gillespie, we know that if you or a loved one has been in a serious or catastrophic accident, your life is forever changed, and you will need help from experienced professionals to try to get back on your feet. We can help you navigate the legal aspects of dealing with recovery. We do not represent defendants or insurance companies. Instead, we are committed to acting for people and families who have been injured by others.
Our team of exceptional lawyers has a deep interest in your recovery: we want you to be able to move forward after your accident and get the assistance you need to make this happen. We take a collaborative approach to ensure your claim is handled with care. Our highly experienced team regularly works with medical and other professionals to ensure that nothing slips through the cracks and all aspects of your claim are taken care of.
When you hire Cuming & Gillespie, you can rest assured that you are getting the best and most effective representation. Our lawyers have a proven track record of obtaining significant compensation for each our clients to help them continue with their recovery. In the past decade, we have been able to recover over $175 million in damages, reflecting our success in representing our injured clients. Such money has helped them to begin to close a painful chapter of their lives, and focus on the future.
We are skilled negotiators and litigators and help clients at every phase of litigation, from representing them in negotiations to taking a matter all the way to trial. We have the knowledge, experience, and skillset to get you the money you need to compensate you for your injuries and the impact they have had on your quality of life, no matter what the forum.
At Cuming & Gillespie, we work tirelessly to help injured people. If you or a loved one has been involved in a motor vehicle accident, a significant slip and fall, a sports accident, or have been affected by the negligence of a school or daycare, or by the negligence of a physician or other healthcare provider, we can help.
Contact Cuming & Gillespie in Calgary to obtain legal advice and guidance with your serious personal injury, loss, or death caused by someone else. No matter how critical the injury, we can help you determine the next steps to take in pursuing a claim. With a quarter century of experience, our lawyers have the knowledge, experience, and skills to get you the compensation you deserve. You can reach us at 403-571-0555 or online.
Thank you to you and your staff for all your efforts pertaining to my file(s). I appreciate everything you did to represent me and I am very pleased with my settlement. I thoroughly enjoyed working with you and always felt like I was in good hands. Your professionalism, knowledge and understanding of my personal circumstances was second to none. I will continue to pass along your name and the firm’s name to anyone requiring your services.L.S.
“Dear Cuming & Gillespie, We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for being there every step of the way. My accident was on September 17, 2008. I was hit by a truck while cycling to work in Red Deer, Alberta. We settled on April 30, 2013. I experienced many uncertainties, but Cuming & Gillespie was there to take charge of all the legal aspects, as well to insure us with a peace of mind and of the road ahead. Their objective was to see that I focused on my medical issues and health as best as I could, and to maximize my recovery. It took everything I had to do that. Cuming & Gillespie took care of absolutely everything else. Being in an accident is never a good place to be in. I had a great Professional team that knew what they were doing. You are awesome. Thanks, S&S”Cycle Injury Settlement Testimonial
“To all lawyers and staff at Cuming & Gillespie: I just wanted to send you all a big thank you for everyone’s hard work during the period you represented me for my claim. I appreciate all the time and effort you dedicated to this final ending. Every single one of you have been incredibly professional and compassionate at the same time. It has been a long road for me and I’m glad I chose Cuming & Gillespie to guide me along the way. You have all done such a great job and I thank you again. M.U.”Personal Injury Testimonial
“Going for a drive to get my daughter material for a school project became a life changer when we were involved in a serious car crash. Dealing with insurance companies is difficult when you are injured and worried about your future. Cuming & Gillespie made our life better! Truthful and efficient. The professionalism and expertise exhibited by Cuming & Gillespie are highly recommended should you ever require representation. Mother and daughter”Motor Vehicle Accident Testimonial
“Cuming & Gillespie Lawyers, Thank you for your guidance and assistance through the “shark tank.” Without your oversight and direction I know that I would have been eaten alive. I am confident that we achieved the best settlement possible. I also feel that a huge burden has now lifted as I now have the funds that will ensure the provision of all of the care needed for the remainder of life. T.M. October 2012”Settlement Testimonial
“Thank you for being my lawyer. Your kindness and patience made me feel safe and completely supported through a difficult process. If it would be of any help to you, please know that you have my complete confidence and I would not hesitate to refer you to anyone. I believe you are the best.
I wish you success and joy in all your endeavors. I will not forget you.”
“I would like to thank you and your firm for looking after my accident claim. I appreciate that you responded directly to all my inquiries within the day. You explained legal concerns in layman’s terms and took time and were patient with answering all my questions. Initially I was concerned about winning the claim and felt justified in receiving a settlement, yet was unsure of how this would play out. With your professional expertise in handling my case, we came out winning. I am very pleased with the settlement I recently received and the service your firm offered to me. Thank you again for your service and care, Cuming & Gillespie. NP”
“Cuming & Gillespie, I wanted to send you a note to say thank you for doing such a good job on my case. I hired you because you were recommended to me. I can tell you that I will refer anyone who needs a lawyer to you because of my experience with you. J.W.”
“When I got in my accident I was unsure about what to do and worried about being fairly compensated for my severe injuries. After calling several lawyers I called Cumming and Gillespie and I just got a better feeling from them. Throughout the process they were always quick to answer my questions and respond to my emails. I was happy with my settlement amount and feel confident I received more than I would have if I were to settle without a lawyer. I’m hoping I never have to use their services again, but I would definitely use them again if needed and highly recommend their services.”Client Recommendation
“I knew when I first came to Cuming & Gillespie that they would do the best job for me.
This has been a pleasant experience because right from the beginning, and throughout, Cuming & Gillespie consistently demonstrated to me a high level of integrity. I always knew what was happening and what we shared was coming from a place of understanding and truth.”Client Recommendation
“Dear Cuming & Gillespie, I just wanted to take the opportunity to send you my sincere thanks in helping my case come to a settlement. Your professional, assertive demeanor and extensive knowledge in the law will certainly help more clients such as myself. I appreciate your efficiency including prompt return to calls/emails etc and always provided me updates which kept my mind at ease. Your patience and explanations throughout the process was much appreciated. You were my greatest advocate in reaching a fair settlement that I was deserving of and never would have otherwise received. I am very happy with the outcome. Thank you again for your commitment and dedication to my case which produced such positive results. Thanks to you and your firm who I would highly recommend. W.B, September 2012”
“J.B. and I are very pleased with our settlement outcome. We would like to take this opportunity and thank you and your team for your time, effort and understanding which demonstrates that you knew our struggle and fought for us. You explaining situations we never understood eased our frustration and concerns, which showed us that you cared. There were times I believed our case was a lost cause, but you and your team helped us stay strong. Your services and professionalism far exceeded our expectations and when a company can live up to the high standards as yours did, one can never lose.”
“When I was involved in a serious car accident, my life changed forever. It quickly became apparent that I was going to have a long recovery ahead of me. As a lawyer, I knew that I needed counsel that I could trust to protect my interests and pursue my claim in a highly competent manner so that I could spend my time and energy on my physical and emotional health instead of my legal situation. I had many high expectations, in particular regarding strategy and communication, and the lawyers and staff of Cuming & Gillespie met them all. Over the years that ensued, Craig was always available to deal with any matter on the file and his advice on my claim was excellent. I never once felt the need to second guess how the file was being handled, which is a challenge for many lawyers. Legal Assistant Dee-Anne was invaluable to the process – extremely organized, responsive, and friendly. When the claim was resolved, the best possible outcome was achieved. The manner in which my file was handled was without par and the firm’s commitment to my claim was evident in the outcome. As such, I would highly recommend Cuming & Gillespie. -T.M”
“Craig, it’s difficult to find a way to express my gratitude to you. I thought my lawsuit was a lost cause until I hired you. I appreciate your honesty and professionalism. You are one of a kind, the best of the best. CG”Client Testimonial
“To Cuming & Gillespie, I just wanted to say THANK YOU to both of you! I appreciate all your hard work and for keeping me updated and reminding me to be patient until my claim settled. I hope you both feel great about what you do because it has sure benefited my life! Thank you for your time and attention to detail. I hope you have a fantastic day!! Client J.D. April 2012”
“To the staff of Cuming and Gillespie
I just wanted to thank you for handling my claim. Craig, you have been so professional and honest through out the 4+ years that I have been your client. Both you and Dee-Anne were great to deal with and provided me with the highest level of service and promptness. You took care of me from day 1 and right through to the settlement and closure of my claim and I greatly appreciate all the effort and advice that you gave to me. I am very happy at the outcome of the settlement and will be forever grateful to you and your staff. I strongly recommend anyone seeking an injury lawyer to use Cuming and Gillespie, you will not be disappointed, you guys are the best! Take care. JT”
“I feel very fortunate to have found Cuming & Gillespie. After meeting with several injury lawyers, my husband & I agreed Cuming & Gillespie were by far the best. Choosing Cuming & Gillespie was one of the best decisions I’ve made since the accident, and tell people over and over how fortunate I am to have the best injury lawyer in the city (and probably Western Canada). C&G are very approachable, honest, and genuinely cares about his clients’ well being. They went far beyond our expectations in handling the legal case as well as in referring me to top medical providers and providing vocational / occupational services along the way. Thanks, I’m confident that you negotiated the highest possible settlement and always acted with integrity! J.P.”