Michelle is an associate in our Litigation Group in Vancouver, where she is developing a broad civil litigation practice. She has a deep interest in cases involving complex commercial disputes, public and administrative law, and alternative dispute resolution.
Michelle obtained her Juris Doctor from Queen’s University, where she received numerous awards in recognition of her academic excellence and graduated as the Gold Medalist. During her legal studies, Michelle was highly involved at Queen’s Law. She served as Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Queen’s Law Journal and as an editor for the Canadian Journal of Commercial Arbitration. Michelle worked as a Student Caseworker for Queen’s Business Law Clinic, where she provided legal assistance to local start-ups, non-profits, and charities on a variety of legal matters. Michelle was selected to represent Queen’s Law in the Wilson Moot and completed the intensive Public International Law program in East Sussex, UK. She also worked as a Research Assistant and has co-authored a chapter in a published textbook on multi-tier dispute resolution in the international commercial context.
Prior to law school, Michelle completed a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at the University of British Columbia. During her undergraduate studies she was on the UBC Quidditch team and served as an editor for the UBC Journal of Political Studies. After completing her degree and prior to attending law school, Michelle worked for a local IT company.
Michelle joined McCarthy Tétrault as a summer student in 2020. Following law school and before returning to the firm, Michelle clerked for two justices of the Court of Appeal for British Columbia.
Michelle was called to the bar of British Columbia in 2022. She is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia, the Canadian Bar Association and the Vancouver Bar Association.