Sam Tecle

Sam is a litigation associate in Gowling WLG’s Vancouver office, practising in the areas of commercial litigation, labour & employment law, and insurance and professional liability. Sam has represented clients in shareholder disputes, banking litigation, contract and negligence claims, and professional liability matters.

Sam’s dispute resolution practice regularly brings him before the Supreme Court of British Columbia, the Provincial Court of British Columbia, and administrative tribunals such as the Health Professions Review Board. Whether inside or outside of the courtroom, Sam is dedicated to getting favourable results for his clients.

Prior to becoming an associate with Gowling WLG, Sam developed his advocacy skills as a clerk for the Honourable Justice Robert L. Barnes at 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 participated in an exchange at the National University of Singapore, Faculty of Law.

Outside of work, Sam is an avid runner and enjoys spending time with his family and friends.

Career & Recognition

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  • 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)

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