Nikita Gush


Nikita began working at Doak Shirreff Lawyers as an articled student in 2018 and is now part of our civil litigation team and natural resources practice group. Nikita has a diverse practice and enjoys helping clients with their employment and human rights issues, personal injury claims, as well as issues unique to the wine industry.

I am passionate about finding creative, cost-effective solutions for clients who encounter difficult situations.

If you have been injured in an accident, I aim to be your advocate and ensure that you receive fair treatment and compensation for your injuries, so that you can focus on getting better.

If you have been terminated from your employment, I will assist you in obtaining a fair notice period, and ensure that your legal interests are protected during this stressful time.

If you are an employer and are hiring or firing an employee, responding to a workplace conflict, or are concerned about your workplace policies, I can advise you of any potential liabilities, ensure that you are in compliance with legislation and the common law, and protect your legal interests.

If you are involved in the wine industry, I am part of a team that can help with any legal issues that you encounter as you develop and maintain your business. Our wine law services include: corporate structuring; drafting contracts with managers, employees, and suppliers; licensing; land subdivision; insurance and liability mitigation; as well as concerns about wine labeling and international shipping.

I grew up in Vernon, completed my undergraduate degree at UBC Okanagan, and attended law school at the University of Alberta. When I’m not working, I enjoy throwing pottery, photography, yoga, and attending local wine events.

Juris Doctor, University of Alberta, 2018
Bachelor of Arts, Major in Political Science, Minor in English, University of British Columbia Okanagan, 2014

  • MADD Canada (Central Okanagan Chapter) – Secretary and Member of the Board of Directors
  • Canadian Bar Association, Okanagan Section – Webinar Liaison
  • Canadian Bar Association – Member
  • Kelowna Bar Association – Member
  • Trial Lawyers Association of BC – Member
  • CPHR (Chartered Professional in Human Resource) British Columbia and Yukon – Member

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Nikita Gush