CRAIG GILLESPIE, Calgary Personal Injury, Wrongful Death and Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Craig obtained an undergraduate degree from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon and a law degree from the University of Alberta in 2001. He was called to the Bar of Alberta in 2002 after completing a clerkship at the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench and Alberta Court of Appeal.

Craig practices exclusively in the area of serious personal injury and medical malpractice. He has represented clients all over western Canada and across the entire province of Alberta. He has appeared at all levels of court in Alberta and obtained successful trial verdicts on a wide range of personal injury claims. Collectively, he has recovered tens of millions of dollars for his clients and has represented individuals in many multi-million dollar settlements.

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

Craig has been recognized for more than a decade by Lexpert and is repeatedly recommended by Best Lawyers in Canada®, the only two peer reviewed and selected legal rating services. Craig was also recognized as a 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. Collectively, the firm was recognized as one of the 10 best Personal Injury Law firms in Canada and was the only recipient in the Province of Alberta. He is also a member and past presenter at Birth Trauma and Medical Malpractice Seminars across Canada.

Craig sits on the Board of Directors for MADD Calgary and is heavily involved with the Calgary Health Trust Patient Experience Program, which supports those with brain injury and spinal injury. Craig is also involved with Cerebral Palsy Association of Alberta. Craig is driven by his interest and commitment to accountability, public safety and access to justice for those who have suffered serious personal injury. He is proud of the work he does and the clients he represents.

His extensive experience with litigation, advocacy, negotiating and settling large loss claim is second to none.

When not working Craig enjoys, golf, cooking and spending time with his wife and 2 children.


“Dear Potential Client,

If you’re debating about whether to retain Craig Gillespie in any kind of litigation, I would personally recommend him. He won the Best Lawyer in Canada award in 2016 quite simply because he actually is.
Over the years, I’ve employed a few lawyers for various things (real estate, wills, etc.) however Craig thoroughly impressed me with his professionalism, dedication and compassion. From the first conversation, I knew he had my best interest at heart and would do all he could to help me during a really difficult time.

Craig represented me as the plaintiff when I sued the insurance company of a distracted driver who severely injured me in a motor vehicle accident. The insurance company discounted the stacks of medical evidence presented and tried every tactic they could to intimidate and undermine my case. Craig dealt with them every step of the way and was able to get the best possible settlement for me.

Although my case could have been just another file on his desk, Craig and his team represented me in a way that showed they deeply cared about the outcome and getting the best possible resolution for me. Everyone treated me with a great deal of kindness and respect. I can’t say enough good things about this firm and the people in it. Although I’m very thankful this experience is behind me, if I ever had to face it again, I would want Craig and his team to represent me.

If you’re looking for someone to listen to your needs and fight for what’s rightfully yours, you won’t find a better lawyer than Craig. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs a champion in the legal system.

– JB. August 13, 2017”

“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.”

– C.G

Media Appearances: Legal Commentary

Canadian Lawyer on Capping Damages

Craig Gillespie discusses with Canadian Lawyer Magazine that caps on minor injury claims can place undue hardship on plaintiffs and may not consider the effects of minor injuries over time.

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