Nigel G. Gilby

Nigel G. Gilby

- Partner -

“ Over 30 years of doing personal injury work for accident victims has taught me to be a lawyer who listens to his clients and who understands their needs in order to get them what they deserve and has earned me the reputation by my peers as one of the best lawyers In Canada. ”


Email: ngilby@lerners.ca
Phone: 519-640-6328
Fax: 519-932-3328
85 Dufferin Avenue. P.O. Box 2335, London, On N6A 4G4


“I just wanted to send both of you this note to thank you for all of your support with my Mother’s case, it’s has been appreciated. All of the initial treatment and support was fantastic. She quickly got the important care that they needed after the case and support with care throughout the case. We never lost sight of that – thank you. We can’t lose site that the money does count as a score card with the end result on how your lawyer does with the numbers/settlement. However, at the end of the day the little things do matter as well…my mother sure appreciated the time that you spent with her last week to sit with her and have a nice visit. That meant a lot to her. Thank you Nigel and Patty for everything.”
Norman Rose

“When I was seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident, I had no idea as to what my rights were, what I was entitled to receive from my own insurance company or what claims I might have against the person who caused my injuries. My husband and I are both very thankful and happy that we hired Nigel Gilby and his support team to assist us through this most difficult time in our lives. Nigel and his dedicated team of professionals were thorough, sensitive, supportive and respectful during our difficult journey following my serious motor vehicle accident. Nigel and his team made referrals to various rehabilitation specialists that provided the physical and emotional support we needed. Nigel’s distinctive sense of humour always provided us with hope for the future. Nigel settled both our lawsuit against the other driver as well as with our own insurance company, and we received far more than we ever expected and are extremely happy with and thankful for Nigel’s assistance in our case. We would highly recommend Nigel should you need somebody to assist you with an injury claim”
Jean and Ken Walmsley

“I want to thank you so much for everything!! It has been a rough seven years and I know I have a long road ahead of me but with the money we got I have a big peace of mind that I have money to support all of my medical needs and I can also do a few extra things for myself that I would not have otherwise been able to do!! For this and more I can’t thank you enough!!”
Rachel Schentag

“He worked for me on my file starting 6 years ago, and today we finished. He is the man, he got me more than I thought I was going to get. I would tell friends that find themselves in the same position I was in, to get in touch with Nigel Gilby, for the best lawyer around.”
Marcel, August 2021

Achievements & Awards

  • Lawyer of the Year, Personal Injury Litigation, Best Lawyers in Canada (2024)
  • Recipient, Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA)’s  H. Bruce. T. Hillyer Award, 2018
  • Recipient, Law Society of Ontario Lincoln Alexander Award (2014)
  • Over 30 years experience as lead lawyer on personal injury trials in all levels of trial courts
  • Special focus on catastrophic injuries including orthopaedic injuries, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, fatalities
  • Achieved hundreds of millions of dollars in personal injury damage settlements, including fatalities, orthopaedic injuries, brain injury, spinal cord cases, broken bones, pain and soft tissue injuries
  • Certified by Law Society of Ontario as Specialist in Civil Litigation (personal injury) since 1995
  • Recognized by Lexpert as being consistently recommended in personal injury law since 1997
  • Selected by peers to be included in “The Best Lawyers in Canada” since its inception
  • Former Practice Group Leader, Personal Injury Group, Lerners, London


  • The Advocates’ Society
  • Middlesex Law Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association of Justice
  • Ontario Brain Injury for Justice

Professional Experience

  • Partner, Lerners LLP (1985 to present)

Selected Presentations/Publications

  • Nigel G. Gilby and William A. G. Simpson, “Duty of care for rescuers”, The Lawyers Weekly, May 1, 2015
  • “Critical Issues in Cross-Border Litigation”, Guest speaker, Ontario vs. New York Legal Summit, March 29, 2012
  • “Brain Power: Empowering Healthcare Specialists”, Guest presenter, Eighth World Congress on Brain Injury, The International Brain Injury Association, Washington, DC, March 10-14, 2010


  • Admitted to the Bar (1980)
  • Bachelor of Laws, The University of Western Ontario (1978)
  • Bachelor of Arts, The University of Western Ontario (1975)

Charitable Organizations

  • Founding board member and President of Dale Brain Injury Services of London (1983 to present)
  • President and Founder, H.A.B.I.T. (Helping Acquired Brain Injury Treatment) (2001 to present)
  • Chair and Founder, London Health Sciences Centre Trauma Golf Tournament (2009 to present)
  • Organizer, London Brain Injury Golf Classic (2001 to present)
  • Chairperson, London Health Science Centre, Trauma Patient Assistance Fund
  • Organizer and Chairperson, Parkwood Hospital Charity Golf Classic (2001 to 2009)
  • Past Board Member, Canadian Paraplegic Association

Community Enrichment

  • Nigel & Rhonda Gilby Centre for Building Futures
  • Children’s Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre
  • London Health Sciences Centre Trauma Program
  • London Health Sciences Centre Trauma Patient Assistance Fund
  • Leadership Program, United Way of London & Middlesex
  • Dale Brain Injury Services H.A.B.I.T. (provides funding for treatment, goods and services for people 21 and under who suffer the effects of an Acquired Brain Injury)
  • Orchestra London – Major Gifts donor

Complementary Areas of Practice

  • Class Actions
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Malpractice

Personal Information

Spare time is spent connecting with family & friends, walking the dogs and relaxing at the cottage.  As an avid sports fan, Nigel can be found cheering for hockey, football or basketball and actively participates in golf, volleyball and yoga.

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