My practice focuses on employment, human rights, and labour law and 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 with a small litigation firm in Ottawa and continued my practice there following my call to the bar in 2007. I then spent six years at an employment, labour, and human rights boutique before moving to Mann Lawyers LLP at the beginning of 2015. I obtained my Executive Certificate in Conflict Management through the University of Windsor Faculty of Law and the Stitt Feld Handy group in 2017.
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 am currently a member of their provincial council. I was the recipient of their Linda Adlam Manning Award for volunteerism in 2011. In 2016, I was awarded the County of Carleton Law Association's Regional Senior Justice Award for outstanding contributions to the profession and the community.
I am a member of the Human Rights Committee of the National Council of Canadian Muslims, where I provide pro bono legal advice and guidance to law students who assist their clientele. I also lecture occasionally at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law.
I 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.