My practice focuses on employment, human rights, and labour law where my goal is to find a dignified and practical resolution for my clients where possible and desired. Having a firm command of the law in these areas means I can serve my clients well, keeping in mind their unique needs and the challenging dynamic of workplace and service sector disputes. I am comfortable with both negotiating and litigating, and have the skills to navigate the full extent of alternative dispute resolution and legal proceedings for employees, employers, and unions. I offer a creative and insightful approach and recognize the importance of being responsive to my clients.
My post-secondary education began at Harvard University, where I graduated in 2003 with a Bachelor’s degree in English and American Literature and Language. In 2006 I completed my Bachelor of Laws at the University of Western Ontario. I articled and practiced with a boutique litigation firm in Ottawa, then spent six years at an employment, labour, and human rights firm, Sevigny Westdal LLP, before moving to Mann Lawyers LLP at the beginning of 2015. Currently I am working toward an Executive Certificate in Conflict Management through the University of Windsor Faculty of Law.
Throughout my practice, I have been involved with the Ontario Bar Association where I assist in the realization of continuing legal education programs, social events, and community volunteer projects. I was the recipient of their Linda Adlam Manning Award for volunteerism in 2011. In 2016, I was the proud recipient of the County of Carleton Law Association's Regional Senior Justice Award for outstanding contributions to the profession and the community.
I also remain active in the community as a Scout leader and a Board member of Christie Lake Kids. I am a member of a local dance company and play ultimate Frisbee and paddle as much as I can.
Please contact me if you have any employment, human rights or labour law concerns.