Melissa Santalucia


Melissa Santalucia


Melissa joined Whitelaw Twining as an associate in 2012 after completing her articles at a large national law firm in Vancouver. Her litigation practice involves a broad range of general insurance defence matters including in the areas of transportation, marine, trucking, property damage, bodily injury and insurance coverage. In her transportation practice, Melissa regularly handles claims involving marine, trucking and cargo insurance, vessel collisions, marine property damage, marina liability issues, shipping, cargo and freight forwarding.

In addition to her litigation practice, Melissa maintains a specialized solicitor practice drafting contracts for marine and trucking clients and policy wordings for insurance clients. She also broadened her skills while on secondment to an international insurance company working as a claims examiner. Melissa has appeared on behalf of clients before the British Columbia Provincial Court and Supreme Court, the Federal Court of Canada and a number of administrative tribunals.

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J.D., University of Victoria, 2011

B.A. (History), Simon Fraser University, 2007

Professional Memberships & Affiliations

Called to the British Columbia Bar in 2012

Member of the Canadian Bar Association Maritime Law and Insurance Law Sections

Member of the Marine Insurance Association of British Columbia