David Bilkey, Q.C.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.