Madeleine is an associate in McCarthy Tétrault’s Litigation Group in Toronto. She maintains a diverse litigation and dispute resolution practice with a focus on commercial litigation, including contractual claims and shareholder remedies, professional liability litigation, and class action defence.
Madeleine has served as counsel at multiple levels of Ontario courts and at administrative tribunals in a range of matters.
Madeleine received her JD from Osgoode Hall Law School with a designation in Litigation, Dispute Resolution and the Administration of Justice. Madeleine received several awards for her academic excellence, including the J. Edward Thompson, Q.C. Memorial Scholarship for the highest standing in her curricular stream. Madeleine currently teaches the theory and practice of negotiation at Osgoode Hall Law School as a member of the teaching team for the upper year course, Lawyer as Negotiator.
A strong advocate of pro bono work in the legal profession, Madeleine serves as the firm’s coordinator for Pro Bono Ontario and regularly contributes to pro bono initiatives as both a facilitator and a volunteer. In 2021, the Canadian Bar Association awarded Madeleine its Volunteer in Profile Award, which recognizes members who have demonstrated an outstanding contribution to pro bono work in Canada or their jurisdiction.
Madeleine is a member of the Giiwedin Anang Council of Aboriginal Legal Services, a council comprised of Indigenous community members who provide an alternative dispute resolution process for Indigenous families involved in custody and access disputes. She is also a mentor in the Martin Family Initiative & McCarthy Tétrault Legal Mentorship Program, which connects Indigenous students in grade 8 through 12 with lawyers at the firm.
Madeleine was called to the Ontario Bar in 2018. She is a member of the Indigenous Bar Association, the Advocates’ Society, the Ontario Bar Association, and the Toronto Lawyers’ Association.
Madeleine is an editor and contributing author to the Canadian Class Actions Monitor, a legal blog which details developments in Canadian class actions law.