Gillespie & Company LLP provides high quality services in a number of areas, including ICBC and personal injury claims, business law, estate planning and more.


Gillespie & Company LLP is located in Kamloops, British Columbia and has been providing legal services throughout BC for over 40 years. Our lawyers practice in a number of areas of law, including ICBC and personal injury claims, employment law, business law, estate planning and litigation, real estate, and more. In addition to the legal services we provide, the lawyers at Gillespie & Company are proud to give back to the community, donating time and funding to numerous organizations and charities representing the arts, education, health, and athletics.

Our Lawyers
  • Steve DuMont

    I have been with the firm since 1987. I practice in residential and commercial land development and provide advice to developers on all types of subdivision. As well, I continue to provide estate planning and probate advice to my commercial clients. My volunteer work in Kamloops includes a number of years as director and president of the Boys and Girls Club, serving as a director of the North Thompson Economic Development Society, and volunteer work with various charities such as the Salvation Army Pro Bono Clinic and the Kamloops Food Bank.

  • Erin Hughes

    I moved to Kamloops from Saskatchewan in 1996 to begin working at the firm. Over the past 15 years, I have worked almost exclusively in the area of personal injury litigation and, specifically, motor vehicle accidents. I have appeared in all levels of Court in this Province on motor vehicle accident cases. I am married to a Kamloops firefighter, have two young children and became a partner with the firm in 2005. Throughout the years, I have been involved in numerous motor vehicle accident cases involving serious injuries such as: traumatic brain injury; spinal cord injuries; orthopaedic injuries; chronic pain; and fatalities. My cases often involve complex income loss claims of employees and self-employed business persons and I routinely work with a wide variety of experts throughout this province and Alberta.

  • Rick Garner

    Together, my wife and I have called Kamloops home since 1998. Born and raised in Northern B.C., I have a passion for the outdoors and for the north country. I feel particularly blessed to be able to raise two children in such a wonderful city where families have so many opportunities to spend time together doing different activities and experience new, interesting things. For our family, these activities include fishing, camping, hiking, and playing and coaching hockey, just to name a few. Since moving to Kamloops, I have handled many different types of legal matters including contract disputes, construction disputes and property use issues. However, the majority of my law practice has been focused on claims arising out of car accidents. When it comes to car accident cases, my first priority in all cases is to help clients recover from their injuries and get them back to the life they had before their accident. My second priority is to help my clients achieve a fair and timely settlement with the insurance company, without having to go to court. If you have been injured in an accident, I invite you to contact me by phone or email to discuss how I might be able to help you.

  • Mark Bartle

    I grew up in Victoria and attended at the University of Victoria. After completing law school at Dalhousie University I moved to Kamloops in 1993 to start my legal career. I am married with 3 children. My practice area primarily involves business matters, including incorporating companies and financing and purchase transactions. I also deal with all aspects of commercial real estate and provide advice on will and estate matters. I would be pleased to assist with your legal needs in any of these areas.

  • Anthony Varesi

    I was called to the bar in 2000 and practice exclusively in the area of criminal law. I am an agent for the Public Prosecution Service of Canada and appear in criminal court on an almost daily basis. I was born and raised in Williams Lake and moved to Kamloops in 1999 after graduating from law school at the University of Saskatchewan. I joined the firm in 2002 and became a partner in 2011. I am a past president of the Kamloops Bar Association and have served on the executive board of the Kamloops Italian Society. I have published a book on Bob Dylan. In my spare time, I enjoy golfing and spending time with my wife and young son.

  • Jeff Jakel

    I grew up in Kamloops and graduated from Kamloops Senior Secondary. After leaving to obtain a Bachelor of Human Kinetics degree at the University of British Columbia, and a Bachelor of Laws degree at the University of Saskatchewan, I was excited to move back home to Kamloops. I am married to a Registered Nurse and we have two fun and energetic boys together. Outside the office, I am a coach with both the Kamloops Youth Soccer Association and the Kamloops Minor Hockey Association. I am also vice-president of the Chris Rose Therapy Centre for Autism Foundation Board and, with the little bit of free time I have left over, enjoy golfing and playing hockey. At work, I am a trial lawyer and represent clients throughout BC in a number of areas of law. The majority of my practice, however, involves personal injury claims, including soft-tissue/whiplash injuries, broken bones, spinal injuries, brain injuries, mental health injuries and more. If you require legal advice, please do not hesitate to contact me.

  • Hugh MacInnes

    A Boston Bruins fan since the retirement of Red Kelley from the Maple Leafs in 1967, I have practised business and employment law for over 25 years, both in private practice and as in-house counsel for Weyerhaeuser.  For the past 8 years, I was in private practice as a contract in-house lawyer, assisting clients in a variety of areas, including business, employment, human rights, corporate/commercial, technology, forestry, environmental, and competition law. I am very pleased to join Gillespie and Company LLP in 2014.  Away from the practice of law, I enjoy being involved in the community.  I am a director and previously a member of the campaign cabinet with the United Way of Thompson Nicola Caribou and have enjoyed volunteering at various events such as the World Masters Athletics Games, the BC Summer Games, the Canada Summer Games, and twice at the Canadian Road Cycling Championships.  I enjoy mountain biking, road cycling, skiing and playing hockey, where I do my best to model my play after the great defenceman Red Kelly, who was a great passer, James Norris Memorial Trophy winner and 4 time Lady Byng Memorial Trophy winner.

  • Gwen Ginter

    After graduating from S.F.U. with a BBA (Hons), I headed east to Toronto where I received my law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School and an MBA from Schulich School of Business, York University. I returned to Kamloops to teach in the Business Department at U.C.C., and began practising law full-time in Kamloops in 1993. I have appeared at all levels of Court in British Columbia on commercial and personal injury matters. I recently returned to private practice after spending 10 years as in-house counsel with ICBC. I am on the Board of Directors of the Kamloops YM/YWCA and am an active member of the Kamloops West Rotary Club. I enjoy volunteering for my sons’ sports and extracurricular activities, and you can sometimes find me hanging out at the curling club and jogging local trails.

  • Stephen Bosdet

    Kamloops is the city where I was born, grew up, and established my career. After graduating from Sa-Hali Secondary in 2002, I attended the University of British Columbia, where I obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree, with majors in Political Science and Psychology, and a Juris Doctor degree in Law. I enjoy being involved in my community and I am currently serving as the acting president of the Kamloops Bar Association. My legal practice encompasses a broad range of solicitor matters, including wills, estates, corporate and commercial matters, strata issues, and foreclosures.

  • Amanda Strangways

    Raised in Salmon Arm, BC, and experiencing all that the Thompson Okanagan has to offer, I was unwilling to go elsewhere for my post-secondary education. I obtained my Bachelor of Arts, Honours Psychology, at Thompson Rivers University in 2011. I continued with my studies at TRU, obtaining my Juris Doctorate degree in Law as a member of the inaugural class at TRU Law in 2014. I was called to the Bar in 2015 and enjoy practicing in several areas of the law, including both solicitor work and personal injury litigation. In my spare time I enjoy the Kamloops Farmers Market, boating on Shuswap Lake, golfing, and travelling.










Our philosophy is simple: you focus on your recovery.
We focus on your claim.



The trial lawyers at Gillespie & Company have a strong focus on personal injury law, including ICBC claims, boating accidents, slip and falls, and wrongful death claims. We routinely assist people who have sustained various injuries, including brain injuries/concussions, broken bones, whiplash and soft-tissue injuries, and psychological injuries such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. Although we are generally able to negotiate a settlement on your behalf through discussions or mediations, our lawyers are always ready and willing to go to trial if need be.


In most cases, you will not pay us anything until you receive compensation for your injuries. We have the experience, knowledge, and will to get you started on the road to recovery and to help you reach a fair and just settlement of your claim. If you have suffered injuries as a result of an accident, please contact us and one of our lawyers will meet with you and discuss your claim for free.










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