Cuming & Gillespie LLP is happy to announce that two of its partners, Craig Gillespie and Maia Tomljanovic, have been named in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada™. Best Lawyers has become widely regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence since its first publication in 1983.

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Calgary Personal Injury Lawyers Named to the Best Lawyers in Canada List 

Cuming & Gillespie LLP extends its congratulations to the following lawyers who have been included in the 2024 The Best Lawyers in Canada list:

Craig Gillespie – Class Action Litigation, Medical Negligence, and Personal Injury Litigation

Maia Tomljanovic – Medical Negligence and Personal Injury Litigation

Craig Gillespie

Craig Gillespie has been included in the Best Lawyers in Canada List for Class Action Litigation, Medical Negligence, and Personal Injury Litigation.

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

Focusing exclusively on serious personal injury and medical malpractice, Craig has represented clients throughout Alberta and across western Canada. He has appeared before all levels of court in Alberta and has successfully represented clients at trial in a variety of personal injury cases. In his practice, Craig has helped clients recover tens of millions of dollars in compensation and has represented clients in multi-million dollar settlements.

Outside his practice, Craig serves on the MADD Calgary Board of Directors and is involved with the Cerebral Palsy Association of Alberta. He is also actively involved with the Calgary Health Trust Patient Experience Program, which supports individuals with brain and spinal injuries. Craig is driven to ensure that justice and accountability are obtained and has recovered compensation for individuals who have suffered serious personal injuries to ensure that they can move forward. 

Craig has served as President of the Alberta Trial Lawyers Association and the Canadian Bar Association Alberta South Injury Section. He is a member and past presenter at the Birth Trauma and Medical Malpractice Seminars across Canada. He also instructs at trial advocacy and sectional seminars on personal injury and medical malpractice matters. Craig is proud of his work and is driven to provide exceptional representation to his clients. 

Maia Tomljanovic

Maia Tomljanovic has been included in the Best Lawyers in Canada list for Medical Negligence and Personal Injury Litigation.

Maia Tomljanovic joined Cuming and Gillespie in 2012 and was named partner in 2020. She has been recognized by Best Lawyers since 2022 for personal injury litigation in Calgary, Alberta. Practicing in medical malpractice, personal injury, and professional negligence actions, Maia exclusively represents injured parties and their families in personal injury matters. 

Having appeared before various levels of Court in Alberta and Saskatchewan and participating in mediation and Judicial Dispute Resolution conferences, Maia has extensive litigation and dispute resolution experience. This experience translates to her unparalleled representation and advocacy for her clients.  

Maia has been committed to giving back to her community and supporting new lawyers in various ways. She has volunteered with the Legal Education Society of Alberta as a CPLED coach, providing guidance to new articling students in Alberta, and guest lectured at the University of Calgary Faculty of Law in health law. She previously sat on the Executive of the CBA Health Law South Section and Board of the Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association (ACTLA). She has presented at ACTLA’s continuing legal education seminars and the Western Canadian Medical Malpractice Conference. Maia has also guest lectured for the ACTLA Women’s Legal Forum Gala and has helped with fundraising efforts for the Calgary Drug Treatment Court and The Women’s Centre.

Maia is dedicated to her work and understands the significance of acting on behalf of individuals who have sustained an injury due to someone else’s negligence. She is committed to ensuring that the rights of Albertans are protected through her work and community involvement.

We congratulate Craig and Maia for this honour!