U of A Faculty of Law 1997
Simon Fraser University B.Admin. 1991
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.