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Litigation Star



Practice area:

Class action
Oil and gas

Called to Bar: 2002 

Co-chairing, alongside Kajal Ervin, the firm’s class actions group, Gavin’s current work includes class actions involving investor losses, securities misrepresentations and automobiles. Gavin’s recent experience has also included representing affected shareholders in the Class proceedings and ongoing CCAA process involving the collapse of Poseidon Concepts Corp. as well as representing Plaintiffs in a large medical negligence claim. He has represented lawyers on more than 60 negligence claims and continues to represent several defendant professionals in other ongoing negligence cases. 

Gavin joined JSS Barristers in 2003, commencing a full-time litigation practice, became a partner in 2010 and served as managing partner in 2018 and 2019. Gavin is currently the firm’s chairperson and has served on the firm’s executive committee for over five years. 

He also regularly represents clients on corporate and commercial litigation matters, as well as professional negligence claims. He has appeared before the Provincial Court of Alberta, the Court of King’s Bench of Alberta, the Alberta Court of Appeal, IIROC and the Alberta Securities Commission. 

Gavin received his B.Sc. in Biology (Zoology) from the University of Calgary in 1997. He then attended the Faculty of Law at the University of Calgary, graduating in 2001. 

Upon graduation, Gavin clerked at the Court of Appeal and the Court of King’s Bench of Alberta. Following his clerkship, Gavin completed his articles at the Calgary offices of a large national law firm, practicing in securities and regulatory matters. He was called to the Alberta Bar in 2002. 

Updated March 2023