Sam Tecle Associate


Speaks:  English, Korean

Year of Call: 2019 - British Columbia

Primary phone: +1 (604) 443-7658

Fax: +1 (604) 683-3558

Email: sam.tecle@gowlingwlg.com

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Primary office:  Vancouver




Sam Tecle

Sam is a litigation and dispute resolution lawyer in Gowling WLG's Vancouver office. He practices in the areas of commercial litigation, administrative law, and professional liability. Sam represents clients in matters including banking litigation, product liability disputes, contract and negligence claims, and professional liability matters.

Sam has appeared before the British Columbia Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court of British Columbia, the Provincial Court of British Columbia, and administrative tribunals including the Health Professions Review Board. His approach to resolving disputes both practically and effectively makes him a trusted advocate for companies and health professionals alike. Complementary to his practice, Sam is also an Adjunct Professor at Capilano University's School of Legal Studies where he teaches Conflict Resolution.

Prior to joining Gowling WLG, Sam developed his advocacy skills as a judicial law clerk for the Honourable Justice Robert L. Barnes of the Federal Court of Canada. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Victoria, after which he lived and worked in South Korea for several years. Sam subsequently returned to Canada and earned his Juris Doctor degree from Thompson Rivers University, Faculty of Law, during which time he went on exchange at the National University of Singapore, Faculty of Law.

Sam is also active in the community. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers, and provides pro bono legal assistance to Hogan's Alley Society.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2022

    • Career
       2022
      Adjunct Professor, Capilano University School of Legal Studies (2022-2023)
    • Community
       2022
      Canadian Association of Black Lawyers, Treasurer (2022-2023)
  • 2019

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
       2019
      Year of Call, British Columbia
  • 2017

    • Career
       2017
      Judicial Law Clerk for the Honourable Robert L. Barnes, Federal Court of Canada (2017-2018)
    • Education
       2017
      National University of Singapore, Faculty of Law, exchange program
    • Education
       2017
      Thompson Rivers University, JD
  • 2016

    • Rankings & Awards
       2016
      Undergraduate Research Experience Award Program (U-REAP) Scholarship
  • 2015

    • Community
       2015
      Volunteer Clinician with the Law Students' Legal Advice Program
    • Rankings & Awards
       2015
      TRU Certificate of Recognition in Law Bursary
    • Rankings & Awards
       2015
      TRU Faculty of Law - Dean's Course Prize – Property Law
    • Rankings & Awards
       2015
      TRU Faculty of Law Dean's List
  • 2009

    • Education
       2009
      University of Victoria, BA
    • Career
       
      Judicial Law Clerk for the Honourable Robert L. Barnes, Federal Court of Canada

Memberships

  • Law Society of British Columbia
  • Eritrea Community Association of Metro Vancouver
  • Canadian Association of Black Lawyers
  • Canadian Bar Association, British Columbia Chapter
  • Vancouver Bar Association
  • The Advocates' Society

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