Michael Gismondi is an associate at Peck and Company where he practices criminal and administrative law. Michael has appeared at all levels of court in British Columbia and in the Federal Court of Canada. In addition, Michael has represented clients before the Parole Board of Canada, the College of Pharmacists of British Columbia, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia, RoadSafetyBC, and other administrative bodies.
Michael is a graduate of the University of Victoria Faculty of Arts (B.A. Hons., 2006) and Faculty of Law (J.D., 2012). During law school, Michael attended a semester abroad at Utrecht University in the Netherlands.
Michael joined Peck and Company in 2011 as a summer student, and then went on to complete his articles with the firm. In 2014 and 2015, Michael spent nearly two years working at a leading civil litigation firm specializing in personal injury and estate law.
In 2015, Michael returned to Peck and Company where he continues to represent clients in criminal and quasi-criminal matters. In 2016-17, Michael was co-counsel on the MV Sun Sea case, securing his client’s acquittal on charges of human smuggling. Michael was also successful in having the the Crown’s appeal of the MV Sun Sea acquittal to the British Columbia Court of Appeal dismissed as well as the Crown’s application for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada denied.
Michael is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the Criminal Defence Advocacy Society.