Good relationships, including lawyer-client relationships, are built on trust. We appreciate that having suffered a serious injury you already feel vulnerable. We know that when you come to see a personal injury lawyer for the first time you are essentially putting your well being into the hands of a stranger. We understand that this is stressful. That’s why we feel it’s important to give you the opportunity to get to know something about us as people (not just lawyers). Trusted relationships start with sharing information. In that spirit, we are pleased to introduce Stephen Gibson.
Stephen Gibson has been practicing personal injury law with Murphy Battista since 2003.
Read Stephen’s Bio
Where did you grow up?
I was born in Dublin, Ireland and moved to Canada as a child. The remainder of my childhood years were spent in Delta, BC.
What was your favorite music band in high school?
U2. Good music by good people.
What was your first job and what did it teach you?
I started delivering newspapers at the age of 11. This job taught me the importance of working hard, and that no job is unimportant.
What was your worst job and what did it teach you?
I worked cleaning fish at a fish processing plant. I met many good hardworking people at the fish plant, and learned that change is always possible.
Tell me about your university training
I attended St. Thomas More Collegiate and then Simon Fraser University, where I obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. I graduated from the University of Alberta school of Law in 1997.
What is your most memorable travel experience?
My trip to Ankor Wat, Cambodia stands out. It is a very special place.
If you had a super-human power, what would it be?
I would enjoy the sense of freedom and amazing scenery if I had the power to fly, … and would eliminate the frustration of downtown Vancouver traffic!
How has your career as a lawyer created value in your life?
It continues to be my privilege to help clients who have lost almost everything under tragic circumstances. To see them emerge with hope for the future certainly makes the job worthwhile.
What brought you to Murphy Battista LLP?
Knowing this was the best personal injury litigation firm in British Columbia.
Who has been the biggest influence on your career?
Definitely Joe Murphy. I continue to learn from him every day.
How do you remain energized and focused on the practice of law?
On a daily basis I learn new things about people’s lives and careers, which never cease to amaze me. I also seek every day to set an example for my two daughters.