I completed my Juris Doctor at the University of Victoria, where I took both the Criminal Law Intensive Program and the Environmental Law Center. I delved deep into learning about advocacy in both academic settings and with clients, through clinic work and volunteering with local organizations. Prior to Law School, I studied at the University of Toronto, receiving a BA with honors and distinction. I took courses that focused on law and mental health.
I am always seeking to learn more, and I believe that a strong knowledge base is the most important foundation for effective advocacy, whether in an adversarial or collaborative setting.
Prior to joining Breakwater Law, I articled with Legal Aid Ontario, where I was on my feet in provincial court on a near-daily basis. I advised clients through difficult circumstances on files that were often high conflict. My time at Legal Aid instilled in me a strong client-centered ethos. I approach clients as individuals, which has allowed me to see both the legal issues and the effects they have on a particular person. I aim to craft solutions that are appropriate for the individual client, and, when necessary, I am prepared to dig in to protect what is important to them.
In my spare time, I can be found on the extensive trail networks in the Victoria area. I am a trail runner, cycle-tourist, and horseback rider. I enjoy endurance activities for the time to think, and the reminder that consistent training and hard work pays off.
I am building my practice in criminal law, family law, and civil litigation. I have a strong interest in working with people affected by mental health issues.