Cuming & Gillespie is pleased to announce that two of its lawyers, Craig Gillespie and Maia Tomljanovic, have been included in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.

Best Lawyers – Recognizing Excellence for Over 40 Years

“Best Lawyers was founded in 1981 with the purpose of highlighting the extraordinary accomplishments of those in the legal profession,” said Best Lawyers CEO Phillip Greer. “We are proud to continue to serve as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals worldwide.”

Best Lawyers has earned the respect of the profession, the media and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. Its first international list was published in 2006 and since then has grown to provide lists in over 75 countries.

Lawyers on The Best Lawyers in Canada list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers based on professional expertise and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.

Cuming & Gillespie Personal Injury Lawyers Named to the Best Lawyers in Canada List 

Cuming & Gillespie would like to congratulate the following lawyers named to the 2023 The Best Lawyers in Canada list:

Craig Gillespie: Named to the Best Lawyers in Canada List for Medical Negligence, Personal Injury Litigation and Class Action Litigation

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Craig Gillespie, a founding partner of Cuming & Gillespie, has been recognized by Best Lawyers since 2011. Craig has been recognized for his work in class action litigation, medical negligence, and personal injury litigation in Calgary, Alberta. Craig was named “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers for Medical Negligence, Calgary, Canada, in 2018 and again in 2020. 

Craig’s practice focuses exclusively on serious personal injury and medical malpractice. He has had the pleasure of representing clients from all over western Canada and across the entire province of Alberta. In his years of practice, he has appeared at all levels of court in Alberta and has obtained successful trial verdicts on a wide range of personal injury cases. Throughout his career, he has helped clients recover tens of millions of dollars and represented individuals in countless multi-million dollar settlements.

Craig serves on the Board of Directors of MADD Calgary and is actively involved in the Calgary Health Trust Patient Experience Program, which provides support for people with brain and spinal injuries. Additionally, Craig is involved with the Cerebral Palsy Association of Alberta. He is motivated to pursue justice for those who have suffered serious personal injury and is committed to accountability, public safety, and public safety. He takes great pride in his work and the clients he represents.

Craig is a past President of both the Alberta Trial Lawyers Association and the Canadian Bar Association Alberta South Injury Section. He regularly presents and instructs at trial advocacy seminars and sectional seminars on personal injury and medical malpractice. Craig was recently given an outstanding achievement award for his contributions.

Maia Tomljanovic – named to the Best Lawyers in Canada list for Personal Injury Litigation

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Maia Tomljanovic has been recognized by Best Lawyers since 2022 for personal injury litigation in Calgary, Alberta. Maia’s practice focuses on medical malpractice, personal injury, and professional negligence actions. She acts exclusively for injured parties and their families, not for insurers.

Maia has appeared before various levels of Court in both Alberta and Saskatchewan. She also has significant alternative dispute resolution experience, having participated in hundreds of private mediations and Judicial Dispute Resolution conferences. 

Throughout her career, Maia has been committed to giving back to the community through volunteering with the Legal Education Society of Alberta, acting as a CPLED coach to new articling students, and sitting on the Executive of the CBA Health Law South Section and Board of the Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association (ACTLA). Maia has also presented at ACTLA’s continuing legal education seminars and the Western Canadian Medical Malpractice Conference. She has also guest lectured for the University of Calgary Faculty of Law in health law. Maia has chaired the ACTLA Women’s Legal Forum Gala on two occasions, helping raise over $60,000 for the Calgary Drug Treatment Court and over $40,000 for The Women’s Centre.

Maia is passionate about her work and does not take lightly the responsibility of acting for individuals who have suffered injury through someone else’s negligence. She is extremely approachable with all of her clients and is very involved in ensuring Albertan’s rights are protected, both through her practice and through her work with the Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association.

Congratulations to Craig and Maia for this honour!