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.
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.
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.