50 Queen St N, Suite 1020, PO Box 2248, Kitchener, ON
Year called to bar: 1996 (ON)
Jacqueline (Jay) Armstrong Gates is a partner in Gowling WLG’s Waterloo Region office and the firm’s National Litigation Lead — Product Liability. She has a wide-ranging commercial litigation practice with an emphasis on product liability, commercial and banking litigation, shareholder and partnership disputes, negligence actions, construction liens, leasing disputes, title insurance and the defence of general insurance matters, including personal injury, third-party property damage, wrap-up and construction and transportation issues. Experienced in working for insurance companies and insureds as well as manufacturers, retailers and self-insured entities, Jay has also worked with public and private corporations and partnerships in Canada and the US. She has appeared before all levels of Ontario courts including the Court of Appeal. Jay has received a number of awards and recognitions including: the 2019 Coulter A. Osborne Award, presented by the Waterloo Law Association; a "LexpertRising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40" (2010); and one of Waterloo Region Record’s “Top 40 under 40” (2010). She has been recognized in Chambers Canada and The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory and received the Best Lawyers 2023 Insurance "Lawyer of the Year" award in the Waterloo Region.