Our Lawyers & Staff Directory

David Klein is one of Canada’s top class action lawyers. David’s practice is national in scope. He was plaintiffs’ counsel in the first class actions certified in British Columbia, Manitoba and Newfoundland & Labrador, and has been appointed by Ontario judges to represent the interests of British Columbians in several Ontario cases.

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Angela Bespflug is a lawyer in Klein Lawyer’s Class Action practice where she acts for plaintiffs in a variety of cases. She has appeared as counsel in the BC Court of Appeal and the BC Supreme Court. She has also resolved many cases through settlement and mediation.

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Melissa is a member of the Klein Lawyers personal injury practice group where she focuses on representing people injured in motor vehicle accidents.

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Matthew manages motor vehicle plaintiff cases and has experience in conducting trials, mediations and judicial settlement conferences. Matthew has worked on many notable trials and settled files with remarkable results against ICBC.

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Kieron Grady is a senior lawyer in Klein Lawyers’ personal injury practice. Kieron manages motor vehicle plaintiff cases and has extensive experience in conducting trials, mediations and judicial settlement conferences.

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Nicola is part of Klein Lawyers’ Class Action practice group. She completed her law degree in 2004 at the University of British Columbia. As part of her law program, she studied International Law at the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands.

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Doug Lennox graduated from the University of Toronto Law School in 1996 with a Bachelor of Law Degree. He was called to the bar in Ontario in 1998.  He has appeared on behalf of class action plaintiffs in courts in Ontario, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Quebec, and Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Karalyn is a member of the Klein Lawyers personal injury practice, advocating on behalf of plaintiffs who have been injured in motor vehicle and other accidents.

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Michelle Ma graduated from Simon Fraser University in 1983 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree and in 1989 from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Law Degree. She was called to the Bar in British Columbia in 1990.

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Vanessa Mensink is a member of our Class Action and Sexual Misconduct practice groups. Vanessa acts exclusively for plaintiffs. She has many years of experience advocating for survivors of sexual and physical abuse. Most recently, she was involved in the RCMP gender and sexual orientation based discrimination and harassment class action.

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Janelle O’Connor

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Janelle O’Connor is a member of our Class Action and Sexual Misconduct practice groups. In our class action group, Janelle acts exclusively for plaintiffs. Most recently, she was involved in the RCMP gender harassment and sexual assault class action. Janelle also devotes a significant part of her practice to a diverse array of sexual misconduct victims.

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Darren is part of Klein Lawyers’ Class Action and Motor Vehicle Accident practice groups.

Darren was called to the British Columbia bar in 2016. Darren attended Bond University on the Gold Coast, Australia, where he completed his Juris Doctor Degree, graduating with honours.

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Gary Smith graduated from the University of Toronto Law School with a Bachelor of Law in 1980 and from Osgoode Hall Law School with a Masters of Law in 1999. Mr. Smith also has a PhD in French and is fluently bilingual. He was called to the bar in Ontario in 1982.

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Anita Vergis

Contract Lawyer
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Anita Vergis is a strong anchor in the Class Action practice group at Klein Lawyers where she acts for plaintiffs in the Zimmer Durom Hip Implant litigation. Anita has an extensive litigation background having appeared as counsel before all levels of court in British Columbia and is comfortable with managing sensitive and complex issues.

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Brian Collins

MVA Practice Manager
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Elisa Cagnetta

Intake Specialist
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Serena Sarowa

Intake Specialist
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Case Managers

Dina Chen

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Gloria Corsi

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Nick Dhaliwal

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Audrey Gauer

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Jamie Holden

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Paul Johal

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Daphne Jorgensen

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Gordon McCall

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Michaela O’Neill

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Joyce Tsai

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Annette Uchman

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Elaine Uribe

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Jennifer Dobrilla

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Mandy Heer

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Anastasiya Lapitskaya

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Azadeh Samimi

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Dima Shul

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Alice Chuang

Legal Administrative Assistant
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Pleadings Coordinator

Andrea Oberreich

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Motor Vehicle Accident Support

Lauren Hyland

Administrative Assistant
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Desmond Main

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Carrie O’Neill

MVA Support Assistant
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Morgan Shumyla

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Lindsay Stone

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Whitney Santos

Practice Manager Class Action
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Paralegals

Lisa Porteous

Case Manager
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Dax Tanjuatco

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Deborah Wong

Paralegal
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Class Action Support

Charmy Baracao

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Penny Chan

Legal Administrative Assistant
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Michaela Hillery

Legal Administrative Assistant
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Lauren MacLean

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Cheyanne Perfonic

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Jessica Probyn

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Articled Students

Aden Klein

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Susan Pratt

Operations Manager
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Chanel Donovan

Financial Controller
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Kimberly Christoff

Client Service Coordinator
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Lisa Coco

Administrative Assistant
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Lisa Mikhailov

Client Service Coordinator
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Sarah Murugayah

Marketing, Facilities & IT Coordinator
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Anumeet Rai

Facilities & IT Assistant
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Kitty Shum

Accounting Assistant
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Laurence Sokoloff

Administrative Assistant
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Debbie Stone

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Sophia Wong

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