To be included in The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory is an acknowledgement of a lawyer’s excellence by their peers and colleagues. The value and prestige of being a “Lexpert®-ranked” lawyer are demonstrated by the legal profession’s high level of participation in the Lexpert® survey. This year, the overall national response rate from law firm practitioners was 76.28%. Lexpert® rankings and awards are recognized throughout the Canadian legal community.
Craig Gillespie, Lexpert®-Ranked Calgary Personal Injury, Class Action, and Medical Negligence Lawyer
Craig Gillespie practices exclusively in the areas of serious personal injury and medical malpractice. Craig has been recognized for over a decade by Lexpert® and is repeatedly recommended by Best Lawyers in Canada®. He has been recognized as medical malpractice Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in Canada® and for his work in class action litigation, medical negligence, and personal injury litigation.
In the 2023 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, Craig has received the following recommendations:
- Class Actions – Repeatedly Recommended
- Medical Negligence (Represents Plaintiffs) – Consistently Recommended
- Personal Injury (Represents Plaintiffs) – Consistently Recommended
Craig advocates for clients throughout Alberta and across western Canada before all levels of court and has obtained successful trial verdicts in a broad range of personal injury cases. Throughout his years of experience, he has recovered tens of millions of dollars to help his clients heal and move forward with their lives.
Driven by his commitment to accountability, public safety, and access to justice for those who have suffered serious personal injuries, Craig Gillespie has been an active member of the community. He has been a member and past presenter at Birth Trauma, and Medical Malpractice Seminars across Canada, has sat on the Board of Directors for MADD Calgary and is heavily involved with the Calgary Health Trust Patient Experience Program, which supports individuals with brain and spinal injuries. Craig is also involved with the Cerebral Palsy Association of Alberta.
Maia Tomljanovic, Lexpert®-Ranked Calgary Medical Negligence Lawyer
Maia Tomljanovic’s practice focuses on medical malpractice, personal injury, and professional negligence actions. As a passionate advocate for individuals injured through someone else’s negligence, Maia has been recognized by Lexpert® and Best Lawyers of Canada® as a leading personal injury lawyer in Calgary.
In the 2023 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, Maia has received the following recommendations:
- Medical Negligence – Repeatedly Recommended
Maia acts exclusively for injured parties and their families and advocates for clients before various levels of court in Alberta and Saskatchewan. Maia also has significant alternative dispute resolution experience and has represented clients in hundreds of private mediations and Judicial Dispute Resolution conferences.
Maia is committed to giving back to the community by volunteering with the Legal Education Society of Alberta, acting as a CPLED coach to new articling students-at-law, and sitting on the Executive of the Canadian Bar Association Health Law South Section. She has sat on the Board of the Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association (ACTLA) and has presented at its continuing legal education seminars. She has presented at the Western Canadian Medical Malpractice Conference and guest lectured for the University of Calgary Faculty of Law in health law. Maia has chaired the ACTLA Women’s Legal Forum Gala twice, helping to raise over $60,000 for the Calgary Drug Treatment Court and $40,000 for The Women’s Centre.
Congratulations to Craig Gillespie and Maia Tomljanovic for their recognition in this year’s edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory!