I was born in Fergus and raised in Wellington and Grey Counties. I attended Carleton University in Ottawa, where I completed a Combined Honours Degree in the Humanities and Political Science with a concentration in International Relations, and was an active member of several campus groups.
Following the completion of my undergraduate work, I obtained my Juris Doctor degree from the University of Windsor Faculty of Law, where I indulged my long-held passion for social justice and public service. During law school I served as Chair of the Students’ Law Society Council and the Windsor Law Equity and Diversity Committee. I also volunteered with Community Legal Assistance of Windsor, assisting low income clients in legal proceedings, and was an active participant in the Appellate Advocacy Training Program.
I was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2014, after completing articles with the Legal Clinic of Guelph and Wellington County. Before joining Nelson, Watson LLP, I served as in-house counsel to the Canadian division of a multinational automotive parts manufacturing company.
My current practice focusses on general litigation including employment, human rights, commercial disputes, construction, collections and property claims. I have a love for advocacy and I am privileged to work with the outstanding team at Nelson, Watson LLP to craft innovative, responsive and client-centred solutions including through mediation, negotiation and representation before all levels of Court or Tribunal, on behalf of individual and corporate clients across Ontario. I have a special interest in disability and accessibility issues.