550 Burrard St, Suite 2300, Bentall 5, PO Box 30, Vancouver, BC
Year called to bar: 1984
Mike Adlem is past head of Gowling WLG's Insurance and Professional Liability Group in Canada and a litigation partner in the firm's Vancouver office. Focusing on corporate commercial and insurance litigation, Mike represents insurers, their insureds, and self-insured organizations in a wide variety of litigation including class actions, product liability, directors’ and officers’ liability, construction, financial services, competition, technology, professional errors and omissions, defamation, medical, and life & disability claims. Mike's elected positions have included chairmanship of the National Insurance Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association and chairmanship of the Insurance Law Section of the BC Branch of the Canadian Bar Association. He has also served as the Honorary Consul for the Czech Republic in BC. Mike represents parties in two of the largest current lawsuits in BC. He is defending two tobacco companies in the Province of British Columbia's health-care cost recovery action and he is national counsel to a bank in the Canadian credit card class actions that allege a price-fixing conspiracy. Mike has been ranked in The Best Lawyers in Canada (continuously since 2013) as well as TheLegal 500 Canada and The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory.