Sam Tecle Associate


Speaks:  English, Korean


Primary office:  Vancouver




Sam Tecle

Sam is an associate in the advocacy department of Gowling WLG’s Vancouver office. He first joined the firm as a summer student in 2016. Sam’s civil litigation practice includes intellectual property, general commercial disputes, employment & labour, and loan security enforcement and collection. Sam has experience representing clients in the Supreme Court of British Columbia.

Sam has also acted as junior counsel in an international commercial arbitration involving a project finance dispute between an African energy company and an international financial lender. The arbitration took place at the London Court of International Arbitration.

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. While at law school, Sam worked as a research assistant for two professors. After law school, Sam clerked for the Honourable Robert L. Barnes at the Federal Court of Canada.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2017

    • Career
       2017
      Judicial Law Clerk for the Honourable Justice Robert L. Barnes, Federal Court of Canada
    • Community
       2017
      Member of the Diversity Consultation Committee, Courts Administration Service
    • Education
       2017
      National University of Singapore, Faculty of Law, exchange program
    • Education
       2017
      Thompson Rivers University, JD
  • 2016

    • Rankings & Awards
       2016
      Top mentor of the TRU Law Mentorship Program
    • 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
    • Community
       2015
      Peer note-taker with TRU Disability Services Office
  • 2014

    • Community
       2014
      Student Representative of TRU Faculty of Law Equity Committee
    • Community
       2014
      Volunteer with Kamloops Immigrant Services
  • 2009

    • Education
       2009
      University of Victoria, BA

Memberships

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • The Advocates’ Society
  • Young ICCA - International Council for Commercial Arbitration
  • Young Singapore International Arbitration Centre (YSIAC)
  • Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia