Outstanding service and winning results for over 45 years.

Toronto, Canada

145 King Street West, Suite 1920
Toronto, ON, M5H 1J8
t – 416 . 363 . 3100
f – 416 . 363 . 1379
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Our Services

  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Accident Benefits
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Fire and Property Loss Claims
  • Fraud Investigation and Claims
  • Products Liability
  • Disablility and Life Insurance Claims
  • Lawyers’ Professional
    Negligence Claims

Rachelle Villanueva, Hons. B.A., J.D.

Since her call to the Ontario Bar in 2008, Rachelle has spent half of her legal career as a plaintiff lawyer and the other half as an insurance defence litigator. Her blended experience gives her insight of what drives parties on both sides of a dispute.

She has served a broad array of insurance companies across Ontario as defence counsel handling complex disability, accident benefits, tort MVA, occupier’s and product liability claims. She has represented clients in matters before the Financial Services Commission, License Appeal Tribunal and Superior Court of Justice. She works closely with adjusters to take strategic and adaptable approaches: whether it be to negotiate claims efficiently or firmly defend matters to trial and arbitration. She conducts rigorous factual examinations to craft a staunch defence while gauging appropriate reserves from start to finish.

Rachelle obtained her Hons. B.A. at Queen’s University with a Major in English. Her JD was conferred at Western Law in 2006, where she received honorary recognition for her advocacy skills in the Borden Ladner Gervais Client Counselling Competition and the Cherniak Cup Trial Advocacy Competition. She gained early litigation experience as a Caseworker for the Western Law Legal Clinic with carriage of criminal/landlord tenant and civil litigation files. After law school, she also completed Alternative Dispute Resolution Courses as part of the Osgoode Law School LL.M. curriculum.

Rachelle’s current memberships include the Ontario Bar Association, Canadian Bar Association, Canadian Defence Lawyers and Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers.

rvillanueva@gkslawyers.com

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