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Sarj Gosal


Sarj Gosal is a BC lawyer practising in the areas of WCB claims and appeals and CPP disability appeals. He was born and raised in Vancouver, BC and obtained a Bachelors in Political Science (May 1988) and a Law Degree (LLB, May 1992) from the University of British Columbia. He was called to the Bar in May 1993.

Mr. Gosal has successfully represented a large number of disabled workers (over 4,000) and has extensive experience dealing with WCB and CPP claims and appeals.

Mr. Gosal has been qualified (and provided oral evidence) as an expert regarding workers' compensation matters in the British Columbia Supreme Court.

Professional Memberships and Associations:
Member of Law Society of BC & Member of Canadian Bar Association (BC Branch)

 

 

 

Michelle Bissenden


 

Michelle Bissenden is a Senior Associate Lawyer at Gosal & Company. She practices in the areas of WCB claims and appeals and CPP disability appeals. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of British Columbia in 2002 and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Alberta in 2006. Michelle was called to the Bar in September 2007.

Michelle has represented hundreds of injured workers at the Workers’ Compensation Appeal tribunal. She also has experience appearing before the Social Security Tribunal for CPP disability benefit appeals.

Prior to joining Gosal & Company in 2011, Michelle practiced at a leading Western Canadian law firm in Vancouver and worked at a national law firm in Sydney, Australia.

 

Professional Memberships and Associations:
Member of Law Society of BC
Member of Canadian Bar Association

 

 

 

Ashley Smith


 

Ashley Smith is a BC lawyer practising in the areas of WCB claims and appeals and CPP disability appeals. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science and Japanese from Smith College in 2012 and a Juris Doctor from the University of British Columbia in 2015. Ashley was called to the Bar in January 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kirsten Brokop


 

Kirsten Brokop is an Associate Lawyer at Gosal & Company. Kirsten was born and raised in Langley, B.C. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Geography from the University of British Columbia (BA, 2012) and returned to UBC to complete her Juris Doctor (JD, 2016). While at law school, Kirsten volunteered with the Legal Services Society, West Coast Environmental Law, and as a reader for legal texts with Crane Library for those with sight disabilities.

Professional Memberships and Associations:
Member of Law Society of BC
Member of Canadian Bar Association

 

 

 

Kelsey Croft


 

Kelsey Croft is an Associate Lawyer at Gosal & Company. Born and raised in Delta, B.C., she was thrilled to return home to practice after attending Dalhousie Law School in historic Halifax, Nova Scotia (J.D. 2016). While at law school, Kelsey volunteered on initiatives promoting access to justice and the advancement of women in the legal profession. Previously, Kelsey studied Political Science and Spanish at U.B.C. (B.A. Hons. 2013). Kelsey was called to the Bar in March 2018, and has enjoyed putting her skills to good use ever since.

 

 

 

 

 

Chantelle Yang


 

Chantelle Yang is an Articled Student at Gosal & Company. Chantelle was born in Shanghai and raised in Vancouver. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Semiotics and Philosophy from the University of Toronto in 2011 and Juris Doctor from the University of British Columbia in 2015. After graduating from law school, Chantelle worked at a think tank for financial technology. She enjoys hiking, painting, and whisky tasting. Chantelle's anticipated call to the Bar is in early 2019.

 

 

 

Alejandra Henao


 

Alejandra Henao is an Articled Student at Gosal & Company. She obtained a Juris Doctor from Thompson Rivers University (TRU) in 2018. During her time at TRU, Alejandra worked as a Research Assistant and completed a Directed Research for the Justice and Corporate Accountability Project. In her final year, Alejandra spearheaded the first year of TRU's Pro Bono Students Canada Chapter, where she connected students and lawyers to provide free legal services to over 15 organizations in B.C. Alejandra's anticipated call to the Bar is in November 2019.