Mike Adlem

Mike Adlem is past head of Gowling WLG's Insurance and Professional Liability Group in Canada and a litigation partner in the firm's Vancouver office. His practice focuses on corporate commercial and insurance litigation.

He represents insurers, their insureds and self-insured organizations in a wide variety of litigation including class actions, product liability, directors and officers, construction, financial services, competition, technology, professional errors and omissions, defamation, medical and life & disability claims.

Mike's elected positions have included chairmanship of the National Insurance Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association and chairmanship of the Insurance Law Section of the British Columbia Branch of the Canadian Bar Association. He has also served as the Honorary Consul for the Czech Republic in British Columbia.

Mike represents parties in two of the largest current law suits in British Columbia. He is defending two tobacco companies in the Province of British Columbia's health care cost recovery action and he is national counsel to a bank in the Canadian credit card class actions that allege a price fixing conspiracy.

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2018

  • 2017

  • 2016

  • 2015

    • Rankings & Awards
      September2015
      The Best Lawyers in Canada 2016
    • Rankings & Awards
      April2015
      Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys 2015
  • 2014

    • Rankings & Awards
      September2014
      The Best Lawyers in Canada 2015
    • Rankings & Awards
      April2014
      Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys 2014
  • 2013

    • Rankings & Awards
      September2013
      The Best Lawyers in Canada 2014
    • Rankings & Awards
      February2013
      The Best Lawyers in Canada® 2013
  • 1984

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      1984
      Year of Call, British Columbia
  • 1983

    • Education
      1983
      University of British Columbia, LLB
  • 1980

    • Education
      1980
      University of Victoria, BA

Memberships

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel
  • International Association of Defence Counsel