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Stephen Gibson*

Lawyer Stephen Gibson
  • Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Phone: 604-683-9621 | 888-683-9621
  • Fax: 604-683-5084
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Education:

    University of Alberta Faculty of Law, 1997

    Simon Fraser University B.Admin., 1991

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Stephen Gibson was born in Dublin, Ireland and moved to Canada as a child. He attended St. Thomas More Collegiate and went on to complete a Bachelor of Business Administration degree at Simon Fraser University. Stephen attended the University of Alberta school of Law from 1994 to 1997 and completed the Canadian Securities Course during his final year of law school.

Upon being called to the Bar in 1998, Stephen began his career by defending I.C.B.C. insurance files on behalf of I.C.B.C.  However by 2002, his practice switched to a full contingent of representing plaintiffs in personal injury and insurance matters ranging from motor vehicle negligence to product liability. In 2002, he formed his own independent plaintiff practice and subsequently joined Murphy Battista in March of 2003 where he remains to this day.

Stephen has resolved numerous major loss claims involving ICBC since joining the firm. He focuses on acting for clients with traumatic brain injury, paraplegia, quadriplegia, chronic pain, psychiatric injuries and other trauma induced injuries. He has acted for people from all walks of life, ranging from doctors, lawyers, tradesmen, nurses, firefighters, police, students, children, teachers and all kinds of labouring positions. It is Stephen’s belief that understanding a person’s job requirements and lifestyle are critical in evaluating their ongoing injuries and how it may affect their careers.  Representing young children adds an additional element of required expertise due to the need of analyzing future, unanticipated consequences of injuries.

Stephen is currently a member of the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia and has acted as an executive in past years. He is also a member of the American Association for Justice.  He enjoys traveling throughout the world and remains active playing competitive soccer. Stephen has been a member of a Canadian team that participates in a World Cup for lawyers on a bi-annual basis since 2000.

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Successful Cases

  • Huang v. Canadian National Railway Company, 2018 BCSC 1235
    Stephen Gibson, Scott Stanley, and Brandon Souza acted for the plaintiff who suffered a traumatic brain injury and a spinal cord injury that rendered her an incomplete quadriplegic. The plaintiff, an engineer, was driving across train tracks at a passive crossing when a train collided with the right side of her vehicle. The court found that Canadian National Railway Company was aware of insufficient sight lines and the dangerous nature of the specific railway crossing for many years prior to the accident and took no actions to ameliorate those risks. Despite the Plaintiff’s failure to stop at a stop sign at the railway crossing, Canadian National Railway Company was still found 60% at fault for the accident. The court awarded approximately $3,200,000 in damages.


*Disclaimer: The outcome of every legal proceeding will vary according to the facts and unique circumstances in each individual case. References to successful case results where the lawyers at Murphy Battista LLP have acted for clients are not necessarily a guarantee or indicative of future results.

The Law Show

Episode 26 Topics:

  • the importance of retaining an experienced lawyer to guide a child’s personal injury case
  • the danger of litigation loans
  • options that allow injured people to avoid litigation loan financing
  • key questions that should be asked when you’re in the process of retaining a lawyer
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Episode 25 Topics:

  • myths surrounding fraudulent insurance claims
  • the differences between judge alone trials and jury trials
  • common surveillance practices used by private insurers and ICBC and how the use of social media might negatively affect your claim
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Episode 11 Topics:

  • issues that arise when the injured person is a young child
  • what makes a case tough to win
  •  what you should bring with you the first time you see a personal injury lawyer
  •  home owners and tenants insurance policies
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Episode 10 Topics:

  • circumstances where it is particularly important to get legal advice and representation in an ICBC case
  • medical authorizations and reports, seeing your doctor
  • forms you need to sign to receive no fault benefits
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