• Our Team

    Gessica Bitencourt (She/Her), Paralegal

    L.L.M. (Osgoode Law) - enrolled; L.L.B (Brazil) 2014


    Email: gbitencourt@iconlaw.ca


    Gessica is an internationally trained lawyer from Brazil. She earned her LL.B Degree in Civil Law in 2014 and was called to the Brazilian Bar in 2015. She practiced law in employment law and civil litigation before moving to Canada in 2020. Since 2020, she has worked her way up from administrative assistant to legal assistant to paralegal, focusing her attention on personal injury litigation.


    Gessica is working towards becoming a lawyer in Canada. She has completed her credentials evaluation and has been accepted into the L.L.M. in Canadian Common Law program at Osgoode Hall Law School.


    Outside of the office, Gessica enjoys camping, hiking, and spending time with friends and family.


    Gessica speaks fluent Portuguese.

  • Testimonials

    I can't say enough about my lawyer, Daria Batkin!


    After 6 long years, 3 lawyers, and 3 law firms, I had given up on getting a fair (if there is such a thing) settlement! Daria was my 4th lawyer. In less than 4 months, Daria did the impossible! My case was complicated but Daria took it on. The amount I walked away with was 3 x higher than each previous lawyer had told me. Without exaggerating, Daria got me my life back.


    Daria, as a person, amazed me! She cared about me as a client, but she also cared about my story! She returned all calls and emails. No matter the contents. Promptly! She answered my questions before I'd asked them.


    To keep a long story short, in essence, I wish every disheartened client had a warrior like Daria to fearlessly fight for them.


    Most Sincerely,

    M. C.

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    Daria helped us with a legal issue involving an international transaction settlement spanning several jurisdictions. It was a sensitive matter that could have escalated into a costly trial. When she got involved, it immediately became clear to all parties that they were dealing with a seasoned professional. This helped change the demeanour of the discussion. We avoided several legal liabilities we were about to step into prior to retaining Daria's help."


    Alexandra Fedorova, PhD

    Associate Professor, UBC


    I had the pleasure of working with Daria Batkin for my personal injury case. She is very professional and dedicated to her job. As well as being knowledgeable in her field, she is also a caring individual.