Gillian is an accomplished litigator whose diverse practice encompasses administrative law, professional regulation and liability, health law, employment disputes, general commercial litigation, and appeals. In particular, Gillian is one of Canada’s foremost practitioners in the areas of sexual assault, harassment and violence, including claims for voyeurism and the non-consensual dissemination of intimate images.
Gillian appears regularly before all levels of court, including repeat appearances before the Supreme Court of Canada. She has been involved in countless administrative proceedings before a variety of tribunals and served as independent legal counsel. Most notably, Gillian acted as counsel at the Coroner’s Inquests into the deaths of Ashley Smith (2014) and Katelynn Sampson (2016).
David has a broad civil litigation practice and is a committed advocate for his clients. His areas of practice include civil sexual assault litigation, professional regulation and liability, health law, workplace misconduct, and administrative proceedings.
David has appeared as counsel before the Ontario Court of Justice, the Small Claims Court of Ontario, the Superior Court of Ontario, and the Ontario Court of Appeal. He has also represented parties before Ontario administrative bodies including the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board.
Prior to joining Gillian Hnatiw & Co., David practiced litigation at a top tier litigation firm in Toronto, where he represented physicians, survivors of sexual assault, municipalities and police forces.
David dedicates time to listen to his clients and understand their needs. His priority is to help them achieve their individual objectives, whether in court or out.
Molly provides efficient and cost-effective legal support to our clients at every stage of the litigation process. She does this by independently managing and navigating all law clerking duties in connection with intake and pre-litigation, the preservation and collection of documents, examinations for discovery, mediation and trial. Molly is committed to advancing our clients’ best interests with creativity, efficiency, compassion and hard work.
Prior to joining Gillian Hnatiw & Co. as a dedicated litigation law clerk, Molly worked in the field for over 5 years at boutique litigation firms. Molly’s previous experience includes extensive work in the area of tort litigation specializing in plaintiff civil sexual assault. Molly also has advanced knowledge of a variety of parallel proceedings, such as the Social Justice Tribunals Ontario, criminal investigations and proceedings, as well as various regulatory bodies and related professional disciplinary proceedings.