I was called to the Bar in 2016 and hung out my shingle in 2017. I practice primarily in the areas of criminal and landlord/tenant law, with a budding portfolio of cannabis cases.
My clientele is diverse in every sense of the word. I regularly appear at the Landlord and Tenant Board, Ontario Court of Justice, Superior Court of Justice, and Divisional Court. I graduated cum laude from the University of Ottawa in 2015.
The formative years of my career were derailed by depression and struggles with mental health. The process of healing is non-linear, which has been a life lesson about the importance of being patient and kind (both with myself and others).
I am frequently called upon by the media as a trusted source for their news stories. My cases and legal commentary have been featured by local, national, and international media outlets including Associated Press, BNN Bloomberg, Canadian Press, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Canadian Lawyer, CityNews Toronto, CP24, CTV Television Network, Global Toronto, Globe and Mail, GrowthOp, Huffington Post, Law Times, Ming Pao, NOW Magazine, Sing Tao, StarMetro Vancouver, Toronto Star, VICE News, Winnipeg Free Press, and the Zoomer Report.
In my spare time, I enjoy watching professional wrestling.
Before contemplating the expansion of paralegal scope of service, the Law Society of Ontario should focus on testing and ensuring competence. My work at the Landlord and Tenant Board puts me in regular contact with paralegals, some of whom have become friends and mentors. I have observed a wide range of legal ability among paralegals, which signals the need for ongoing testing and support. Properly equipped, I believe paralegals are part of the solution to improving access to justice.