Gemma articled with Rogers Partners and returned as an associate following her call to the bar in 2016. She has a diverse civil litigation practice and a keen interest in alternative dispute resolution, the subject of her Master in Laws thesis.
Gemma defends insurers, corporations and individuals in claims arising from personal injury, wrongful death, property loss and professional negligence, including in the construction and medical fields, with a particular emphasis on obstetrical malpractice. Gemma also advises clients on coverage issues, and advances subrogated claims on behalf of insurers.
The highlight of Gemma’s legal career thus far has been appearing as co-counsel before a five member panel of the Court of Appeal of Ontario where her insurer client was successful in asking the Court to overturn one of its own previous decisions.
During law school, Gemma was a choral scholar and worked as a singing teacher to fund her summer working holidays. She now treads the boards with the Toronto Irish Players and The Lawyers’ Show with Nightwood Theatre. Gemma also enjoys exploring her new home in Canada, along with her husband, son and daughter.
Gemma is an active volunteer in the community. She is a member of the advisory board of Solace House Canada, which is a suicide awareness and prevention charity.
Honours Bachelor Degree in Law (BCL), University College Dublin (2008)
(LL.M) Master in Laws, University of Dublin, Trinity College (2009)
Canadian Defence Lawyers
Toronto Lawyers Association
The Advocates’ Society
Ontario Bar Association
Young Women in Law
Women’s Executive Network