David Bilkey, Q.C.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Brock is originally from the Greater Vancouver area. In 2018 Brock earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law. Prior to law school, Brock attended Simon Fraser University (SFU) and obtained a B.A. with a major in criminology, graduating with Distinction and on the Dean’s and President’s Honor Roll.
After law school, Brock articled with a leading criminal defense firm in downtown Ottawa. Brock was initially called to the Bar of Ontario in June 2019 and shortly after also became a member of the British Columbia Bar.
Brock is passionate about litigation and working with people. Outside of law Brock enjoys running, the occasional golf game, alpine & water skiing, and traveling.
Ian grew up in the Lower Mainland and received his Bachelor of Arts from Simon Fraser University and his Juris Doctor from the University of Victoria. After completing law school in 2017, Ian articled and worked as an associate at a boutique law firm that specializes in plaintiff personal injury claims. Many of the claims Ian worked on concerned serious injuries, such as spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries. In 2019, Ian joined Bilkey Law Corporation where he represents insurers, including on personal injury matters. Ian has appeared before the Provincial Court of British Columbia and Supreme Court of British Columbia. In his spare time, Ian enjoys kickboxing, skiing, and going on road trips.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kerem obtained a B.A in International Relations from the University of Calgary in 2010 and his JD from Thompson Rivers University in 2016. Prior to joining Bilkey Law, Kerem articled with a corporate and commercial litigation firm and was an associate with a business and entertainment law firm. Kerem has appeared before the BC Supreme Court. Outside the office he is an avid runner, cyclist, skier, and soccer fan.
Originally from the Edmonton area, Jesse moved to Kamloops to pursue football, rugby and academics. He obtained his B.A. in economics and politics in 2016 with Dean’s List distinctions and earning a research assistant position at Thompson Rivers University. During his undergraduate he was committed full-time to playing football in the CJFL.
Jesse decided to remain in Kamloops and earn his Juris Doctor degree again at TRU, so he could continuing his full-time commitment to football as an Offensive Coordinator in the CJFL. During his J.D. his academic excellence continued with Dean’s List honours, winning a course prize and working as a teaching assistant. He also managed, coached and played for the TRU Lawggers rugby team.
Jesse joined Bilkey Law Corp. in May 2019 as an Articled Student and is enjoying the learning experience. The practice of insurance defence has provided him with a varied and practical experience thus far and he is looking forward to any and all chances to continue his growth as a litigator. Jesse hopes to bring and expand his knowledge of Law and Economics into insurance defence as well as litigation generally. Outside the firm, he continues to stay involved with athletics as a player for the Kamloops Rugby Club.
Natasha obtained her M.Sc. in Medical Genetics from UBC in 2017, her B.Sc. Honours in Biotechnology from TWU in 2013, and, most recently, her J.D. from TRU in 2020. As a proud alumna of the WolfPack Women’s Soccer Team, Natasha is thrilled to be back in her hometown. She joined Bilkey Law Corporation as a student in 2018 and discovered a passion for insurance defence and civil litigation. On her own time, Natasha works toward “bridging the gap” between science and law by engaging in interdisciplinary, academic research; initiating the Science and Law Club at Thompson Rivers University; and working toward a Centre for Science and Law in Kamloops.