Michelle maintains a broad practice, providing strategic support to clients in the areas of litigation, labour law, public law, human rights, and professional regulation/discipline. She provides results-focused advice to a diverse range of clients, and takes a pragmatic approach to dispute resolution.
Michelle has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario and at various administrative tribunals. She has also represented clients in private mediations, arbitrations, professional discipline proceedings, quasi-criminal regulatory proceedings, and on appeals. Her prior experience at a leading international law firm involved complex civil disputes, commercial arbitrations, and fraud recovery.
Michelle volunteers with The 519’s Pro Bono Community Legal Clinic, Pro Bono Ontario’s Free Legal Advice Hotline, and the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies. Her pro bono representation of individual clients has included strategic litigation for access to accurate identification documents, interventions supporting non-normative families in custodial disputes, as well as appellate work for prisoners.
Michelle received her JD from the University of Ottawa in 2014 and summered at the Canadian Civil Liberties Association before clerking at the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench in Calgary. Prior to law school, she earned her Master of Arts degree in Political Science at the University of Alberta.