Our People

David Bilkey, Q.C.

David Bilkey, Q.C.

Partner

David Bilkey is an industry leader with a reputation for innovation in the delivery of service to insurers and their insureds. He is an experienced trial and appellate counsel, having argued more than 200 court cases.

David has published numerous articles on insurance law. In his spare time, David is a professor of insurance law at the Thompson Rivers University Law School.

E: dbilkey@bilkeylaw.ca

Charlotte Manning

Charlotte Manning

Partner

Originally from Vancouver Island, Charlotte obtained her undergraduate degree in criminology and psychology from Vancouver Island University. Following graduation from VIU, Charlotte worked as an adult probation officer in the Kootenays, before attending law school. Since joining Bilkey Law in 2012, Charlotte enjoys a diverse insurance litigation practice and has appeared in both provincial and supreme court for insurance related matters involving coverage, construction disputes/deficiencies, property and bodily injury claims as well as subrogation. Charlotte also has a niche practice in equine law. In her spare time, Charlotte enjoys three-day eventing and show jumping with her horse, Leo.

E: cmanning@bilkeylaw.ca

Blair Driedger

Blair Driedger

Partner

Blair is originally from the Lower Mainland and received his undergraduate degree in history and economics from Simon Fraser University. Prior to joining Bilkey Law, Blair worked as a bail supervisor, and before that as a youth support worker. Blair joined Bilkey Law in 2012 and his practice focuses on helping clients with insurance defence work involving construction disputes/deficiencies, liability, bodily injury and property subrogation work. Blair has appeared in all levels of court in British Columbia. Blair is an avid sports fan and, when not at work, Blair can usually be found on the golf course, at the hockey rink or out and about with his hound dog, Hudson.

E: bdriedger@bilkeylaw.ca

Donny Ahn

Donny Ahn

Associate

Donny grew up on the North Shore and is proud to call himself a Vancouverite. Donny received his undergraduate degree in economics from Washington University in St. Louis. Following his undergraduate studies, Donny attended University of Victoria Faculty of Law and was called to the bar in early 2020. Donny joined Bilkey Law in 2021 and practices insurance defense. Donny has appeared in all levels of court in British Columbia and various tribunals. In his spare time, he enjoys golf, travelling and playing sports with friends.

E: DAhn@bilkeylaw.ca

Taylor Campbell

Taylor Campbell

Associate

After receiving his undergraduate degree from the University of Alberta and working as a commercial truck driver and equipment operator, Taylor and his family moved to Kamloops to attend Thompson Rivers University Faculty of Law. During law school, Taylor was involved with the TRU Lawggers Hockey Club and worked as a research assistant researching and drafting a user-friendly how-to guide for incorporating a business. After joining Bilkey Law as an articled student in 2018, Taylor has appeared before the Provincial and Supreme Courts of British Columbia and has developed an interest in construction and property disputes. Outside of work you will find Taylor biking with his two boys, playing hockey, or on a family camping trip.

E: tcampbell@bilkeylaw.ca

Chris Gallardo-Ganaban

Chris Gallardo-Ganaban

Associate

Chris is originally from Vancouver. After receiving his undergraduate degree in communication from Simon Fraser University and working in the public relations and events industries, Chris attended law school at the University of Alberta Faculty of Law where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 2019. During law school, Chris developed a keen interest in civil litigation through his involvement with Student Legal Services of Edmonton and Pro Bono Students Canada, helping represent low income individuals with their legal disputes and legal issues.

After law school, Chris articled at a full-service law firm in downtown Vancouver and subsequently joined Bilkey Law in 2020. Outside of law, Chris enjoys photography, curling, and spending time outdoors.

E: cgallardo@bilkeylaw.ca

Saeid Haghighi

Saeid Haghighi

Associate

Having received his law degree form the University of British Columbia in 2015, Saeid articled and practised in a general practise law firm in North Vancouver. Throughout the following years, he was exposed to a wide variety of cases in both litigation and solicitor matters.

His current practise is focused on insurance defence involving motor vehicle collisions. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Saeid worked as a Care Aid assisting individuals with mental health issues. He brings a compassionate and thorough approach to dealing with legal matters.

Having been involved in trials, applications, mediations, settlement conferences, and discoveries, Saeid is well versed in both in court and out of court settings.

When he is not working, Saeid enjoys playing basketball, soccer, swimming and hiking.

E: shaghighi@bilkeylaw.ca

Salman Karim

Salman Karim

Associate

Salman obtained his Juris Doctor from the Thompson Rivers University Faculty of Law in 2016 and completed his articles in early 2018 at a busy full-service law firm in North Vancouver. Salman’s practice focuses primarily on civil litigation matters where he has experience representing his clients in both the Provincial Court and Supreme Court of British Columbia.  At Bilkey Law, Salman assists clients with insurance defence work mainly involving personal injury claims. When not at work, Salman enjoys watching sports and relaxing with family and friends.

E: skarim@bilkeylaw.ca

Natasha Little

Natasha Little

Associate

Natasha joined Bilkey Law in 2018 and enjoys a broad practice in insurance litigation. She has experience with liability and damage claims in several areas, including construction, property damage, sale of goods, personal injury, and subrogation.

Originally from Kamloops, Natasha completed her J.D. at Thompson Rivers University after obtaining an M.Sc. in Medical Genetics from the University of British Columbia and B.Sc. (Hons.) in Biotechnology from Trinity Western University. In her time at TRU Law, Natasha founded the Science and Law Club – the first interdisciplinary club of its kind in British Columbia – received a grant for her mixed-methods research on “Bridging the Gap between Science & Law,” and was an invited speaker at the Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition where she addressed the legal requirements and scientific feasibility of creating inclusive and accessible laboratories.

When she is not working, Natasha engages with interdisciplinary science and law topics/issues and works toward starting a Science and Law Centre in Kamloops. She can also often be found in her garden, trail running, or throwing in various Scottish Highland Games throughout the Pacific Northwest.

E: nlittle@bilkeylaw.ca

Monika Loustel

Monika Loustel

Associate

Monika practices in the area of insurance defense litigation. She studied law at the University of British Columbia after earning her Bachelor of Human Ecology from the University of Manitoba. Monika was called to the bar in British Columbia in 2019 and joined Bilkey Law in 2021. Before joining Bilkey Law, Monika completed articles at a mid-sized firm in Richmond and worked as a lawyer at a boutique personal injury firm in Vancouver.

While at the University of British Columbia, Monika was an active member of the Indigenous Law Students Association. She was the recipient of many academic awards, including: the Gladys C. Crawford First Nations Scholarship, the Law Foundation First Nations Award, and the Harold F. and Anne Bedner Uphill Scholarship in Law.

When she is not working, Monika enjoys running the trails with her sheepadoodle, Rodney, and spending quality time with her family.

E: mloustel@bilkeylaw.ca

Breanna Morrow

Breanna Morrow

Associate

Breanna obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Honours Psychology from the University of British Columbia before returning home to Kamloops to study law at Thompson Rivers University. She joined Bilkey Law in 2016, where she has handled various property liability matters, including Sale of Goods claims and subrogation, in addition to bodily injury claims. In her free time, Breanna enjoys playing board games with friends and watching hockey.

E: bmorrow@bilkeylaw.ca

Salona Nainaar

Salona Nainaar

Associate

Salona is originally from the Lower Mainland. She studied law at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops after obtaining a Bachelor of Health Sciences and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History from Simon Fraser University. Salona started her legal career practicing with a full service law firm in Vancouver, before joining Bilkey Law in 2019. Salona practices in the area of insurance defence and understands the importance of attention to detail, creative problem-solving, and communication. She has experience resolving issues through the court system and through alternative methods of dispute resolution, such as settlement conferences, mediations, and negotiations. In her spare time, Salona enjoys practicing muay thai, yoga, hiking, and visiting local craft breweries and wineries with her family and friends.

E: snainaar@bilkeylaw.ca

Maya Osiname

Maya Osiname

Associate

Maya practices civil litigation with a focus on insurance defence and personal injury law. She joined Bilkey Law as an associate after being called to the bar in 2020. Prior to starting at Bilkey Law, Maya obtained extensive experience in motor vehicle litigation, subrogation, product liability, employment and human rights law.

Maya obtained her Juris Doctor at Thompson Rivers University in 2019. Before starting law school, Maya earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree, with a major in Psychology and minor in Political Science, from Brandon University. During her undergraduate studies, Maya was the recipient of many academic awards, including: membership into the Golden Key International Honour Society, graduating with Great Distinction and being inducted into the President’s Honour Society.

While at Thompson Rivers, Maya was an active member of the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) and served as the Outreach Coordinator. BLSA provided a platform for Maya to pursue her passion for social justice.

Outside of the law, Maya enjoys Netflix binging, ordering in and quality time with family and friends.

E: MOsiname@bilkeylaw.ca

Arash Rowshanzamir

Arash Rowshanzamir

Associate

Arash was called to the Ontario bar in 2013 after completing his articles at the Department of Justice in Toronto. Since then, he has worked primarily in the field of insurance defence and has represented insurers in all manners of proceedings that are predicated upon a claim of personal injury. These include tort and accident benefits disputes involving individuals as well as priority disputes and loss transfer proceedings between insurers.

He has appeared regularly before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO), and the Licence Appeal Tribunal (LAT). Since transferring to British Columbia in 2017, he has appeared regularly before the Supreme Court of British Columbia.

Arash graduated from the University of Toronto in 2008 with High Distinction and was awarded a Silver Medal from St. Michael’s College. During his time at Queen’s Law, Arash received the Brown & Korte Barristers Scholarship for highest standing in Insurance Law as well as the K. Venkata Raman Memorial Scholarship for highest standing in International Economics.

E: arowshanzamir@bilkeylaw.ca

Emily Smeaton

Emily Smeaton

Associate

Originally from the rural city of Camrose, Alberta, Emily obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in French from the University of Alberta. Prior to attending law school at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, Emily spent two years travelling the world including spending two months working on a turtle conservation in Indonesia, hiking and mountain biking in Peru, and eating her way through Western Europe.

Emily articled at a full-service firm in Penticton, BC and subsequently joined Bilkey Law in 2020, primarily working in personal injury. In her spare time, Emily enjoys visiting local wineries, cheering for the Oilers, and hiking with her dog, Artemis.

E: ESmeaton@bilkeylaw.ca

Onkar Sohi

Onkar Sohi

Associate

Onkar is originally from the Lower Mainland and received his undergraduate degree in political science from the University of British Columbia. Following his undergraduate studies, Onkar attended law school in Kamloops at Thompson Rivers University. Onkar was called to the bar in British Columbia 2017. Onkar joined Bilkey Law in 2019 and practices in the area of insurance defence work involving liability and bodily injury work. Onkar has appeared in all levels of court in British Columbia. In his spare time, Onkar enjoys travelling and playing a wide variety of sports.

E: osohi@bilkeylaw.ca