Brian Gillingham is a Partner in our Wills and Estates Law group, focusing exclusively on estates and trusts.

He was raised in the Kingston region and eagerly returned to the area to continue his career following his education at Carleton University and Osgoode Hall Law School. When needed, Brian liaises and works with tax and other financial professionals to better support his clients

Brian is a co-author of the book Drafting Wills in Canada: A Lawyer’s Practical Guide, 2nd Edition (LexisNexis, 2016) and regularly presents on estates and trusts topics in Southeastern Ontario.

Brian regularly supports high net worth individuals, professionals, and private company owners in the following estate planning matters:

  • Wills, Multiple Wills, Trusts and Will substitutes
  • Probate applications
  • Business succession planning
  • Tax minimization
  • Creditor protection
  • Support of disabled beneficiaries (Henson Trusts)
  • Ongoing wealth transfers
  • Advice related to fiduciary duties
  • Powers of Attorney for Property and Personal Care

On the weekend, Brian can be found golfing or walking his Bernedoodle, Pippa, around Gananoque and the 1000 islands

Supporting Staff

Janet MacGregor

Janet MacGregor

ext. 8045
Law Clerk...
Lorraine Gilroy

Lorraine Gilroy

ext. 8016
Legal Assistant...
Miranda Moore

Miranda Moore

ext. 8041
Law Clerk...

Claire Rivoire

ext. 8029
Wills and Estates Coordinator...

Morgan Shields

ext. 8027
Legal Assistant...
Brian Gillingham




Practice Areas


  • B.A.
    Carleton University
    Class of 2007
  • J.D.
    Osgoode Hall Law School
    Class of 2011


  • Law Society of Ontario
  • The Frontenac Law Association
  • The Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Estate Planning Council of Eastern Ontario

Community Involvement

  • Former President/Secretary, Estate Planning Council of Eastern Ontario
  • Pro Bono Counsel, Community Foundation for Kingston & Area
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