Ontario Bar Admission 2014
Melissa received her Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto in 2009, and subsequently graduated from the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law in 2013. During her time at Windsor Law, Melissa was granted a student judicial clerkship.
After completing her articles with a well-respected law firm in Toronto, Melissa was called to the Bar in Ontario in June of 2014. Since that time, Melissa has practiced almost exclusively in the area of family law, and has substantial experience with a broad range of family law issues including parenting issues, child and spousal support, and property division.
Melissa is a compassionate and thoughtful advocate, who strives to achieve a fair outcome on behalf of her clients. She places great importance on open communication with her clients, and gives particular focus to ensuring that her clients are fully informed of the steps in the legal process.
Melissa believes that the most satisfactory outcomes for clients often occur outside of a courtroom, by using alternative methods of dispute resolution such as mediation, and negotiation of Separation Agreements. In circumstances where litigation is unavoidable, Melissa vigorously represents her clients in court, appearing at both the Ontario Court of Justice and Superior Court of Justice.
Outside of work, Melissa enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and playing baseball.
Melissa is a member of the Shades Mill Law Association (Cambridge), the Waterloo Region Law Association, as well as the Law Society of Ontario.