Vanessa C. Gauthier

Vanessa C. Gauthier*

Vanessa C. Gauthier

Practice Areas

  • Insurance litigation – defence
  • Personal injury litigation- defence
  • Motor vehicle claims


  • Lindsay LLP contact partner, Risk Management Counsel of Canada
  • Canadian Bar Association Insurance Law and Civil Litigation subsections and Women Lawyers Forum
  • Canadian Defence Lawyers
  • Medical Legal Society
  • Vancouver Bar Association


  • “Insurance Law Basics”, Course Chair, Continuing Legal Education Society of BC, 2016
  • ” Chronic Pain: What Legally Matters in the Assessment of Chronic Pain”, Cira Medical Services webinar, 2014
  • ” You and the BC Limitation Act”, Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch, 2015
  • ” Waiving Privilege: A Cautionary Tale”, Insurance Law Conference, Continuing Legal Education Society, 2014


  • University of New Brunswick, LL.B, 1994
  • St. Francis Xavier University, B.A., 1991

Bar Admissions

  • British Columbia, 2010
  • Western Australia, 2006
  • New South Wales, Australia, 2006
  • Newfoundland and Labrador, 1995


Vanessa Gauthier’s legal career has taken her from the coast of Newfoundland to two coasts in Australia and back again to Canada (albeit to a different coast). She’s developed notable insurance litigation expertise and leadership skills along the way.

Vanessa now uses those skills to manage her busy insurance litigation practice. Most of her work focuses on negotiating and resolving disputes related to motor vehicle accidents, personal injuries, occupier’s liability and products liability.  Having been legal counsel for the Workplace Health Safety & Compensation Commission in Newfoundland and Labrador and represented self-insured employers, she has gained invaluable experience in risk management and claims involving workplace accidents, particularly in the mining, transportation, manufacturing and retail sectors.

Known for her pragmatic approach, Vanessa is one of our firm’s “go-to” experts on reaching reasonable dispute resolutions. She invests a lot of time in mentoring junior lawyers both inside and outside the office, offering wise advice to help move matters – and careers – forward.

*Practicing as Vanessa C. Gauthier Law Corporation