Sam Tecle

Sam Tecle is an associate in the advocacy department of Gowling WLG’s Vancouver office. Sam practices in the areas of labour & employment law, intellectual property law, general commercial litigation, and insurance and professional liability. Sam has experience representing clients in both the Provincial Court of British Columbia and the Supreme Court of British Columbia. He provides clients with thoughtful, practical advice and resolves clients’ disputes in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Prior to joining Gowling WLG, Sam served as law clerk for the Honourable Robert L. Barnes at the Federal Court of Canada. Sam 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 received his JD from Thompson Rivers University, Faculty of Law, during which time he participated in an exchange at the National University of Singapore, Faculty of Law.

When Sam is not in the office, he enjoys catching live music, spending time with family and friends, and travelling.

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2019

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

    • Education
      National University of Singapore, Faculty of Law, exchange program
    • Education
      Thompson Rivers University, JD
  • 2016

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

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

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


  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Vancouver Bar Association
  • The Advocates’ Society
  • Young ICCA - International Council for Commercial Arbitration
  • Young Singapore International Arbitration Centre (YSIAC)

Client work