Duncan Macgillivray

Duncan Macgillivray, HBA, J.D.

Duncan Macgillivray, HBA, J.D.

duncan@tbayinjurylaw.com

Duncan understands the gravity of personal injury. As he says, “this is your life we’re talking about. Choosing an injury lawyer is one of the most critical events in one’s life, impacting you and your family, and should not be taken lightly.

Practicing in Northwestern Ontario gives Duncan a real advantage. He knows the landscape – the doctors, the treatment providers, the rehabilitation teams. And, he knows the challenges faced by injured people in this part of the province.

In addition, Duncan knows insurance law, another critical weapon in a personal injury case. For years, Duncan has taught Insurance Law at the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law at Lakehead University.

Duncan is a frequent writer for the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association blog, has presented at OTLA and TBLA conferences, and has been quoted in legal newspapers on personal injury and automobile insurance issues.

 

Duncan is active in the community, as reflected in the many organizations he’s engaged with, including: Brain Injury Association of Thunder Bay (Board of Directors 2009 to Present and President 2010 to 2015), Thunder Bay Counselling Centre (Board of Directors 2009 to 2015 and Board Chair 2011 to 2015), the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (Board of Directors 2015 to Present), The Advocates’ Society, the Thunder Bay Law Association (Board of Directors 2012 to 2017),  and of course, the Thunder Bay Lawyers Hockey Team, to name a few.

Duncan’s Team

Duncan works closely with his staff, including Nancy Campbell, Personal Injury Analyst, and Gayle Dubois and Melanie Hambly, two of the most experienced legal assistants in Thunder Bay.

In addition, Duncan has access to some exceptional and experienced legal resources, including Roy D. Macgillivray, B.A., LL.B., and Erik Knutsen, B.A., LL.B., LL.M. (Harvard), a Professor Law at Queen’s University, who consults for Duncan when advanced-level legal analysis and appeal work is required.

Duncan’s Community Awards

  • Northwestern Ontario Visionary Award, Top 20 Under 40 (2012)
  • City of Thunder Bay Citizen of Exceptional Achievement (2015)

Duncan’s Qualifications & Affiliations

  • Called to the Bar of Ontario, 2009
  • Juris Doctor, Queen’s University School of Law, 2008
  • Honours Bachelor of Arts (Political Science), First Class Standing, St. Francis Xavier University, 2005
  • Ontario Trial Lawyers Association
  • The Advocates’ Society
  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Thunder Bay Law Association