Michael Gianacopoulos



Key Practice Area

Liability & Insurance Related Litigation

Year of Call




Michael practises as general counsel and regularly appears in court on behalf of clients in corporate, commercial, wills and estates and related litigation matters as well all types of tort litigation including personal injury, occupiers’ liability, transportation disputes (road, rail, water and air), insurance claims. insolvency, realization of personal and real property.  Michael frequently appears before the Supreme Court of British Columbia, BC Court of Appeal, Federal Court of Canada and Federal Court of Appeal, the Workers Compensation Appeal Tribunal and other administrative tribunals.

  • Member of the Law Society of British Columbia
  • The defense research institute DRI
  • Defense lawyers of BC
  • Transportation lawyers association
  • National association of railway trial counsel
  • Member of the the Canadian Transportation Lawyers Association, Transportation Lawyers Association and The National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
  • Formerly an executive member of the Canadian Bar Association (BC Branch)
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada (2024)
  • The Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” in Railroad Law (2022)
  • Martindale-Hubbell ranking (BV)