Melissa is an Associate in our St. John’s office who represents clients on a broad range of litigation matters, primarily in the insurance and energy sectors. Her insurance defence practice has involved coverage, property and personal injury claims (automobile and non-auto) as well as subrogated claims.
Melissa has appeared at all levels of court in Newfoundland and Labrador as well as in the Federal Court of Canada and has represented clients on contested applications, trials, appeals, mediations, arbitrations and settlement conferences.
Melissa holds both a Bachelor of Arts (Hon.) and a Bachelor of Science from Memorial University in addition to an LL. B. from Dalhousie University. Upon her graduation from Dalhousie, she was on the Dean’s List and was awarded the Leonard A. Kitz prize in Oral Advocacy as well as the Elkanah Rafuse prize in Admiralty Law. She is also the recipient of the Maxwell J. Pratt Scholarship from the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Melissa is a member of the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Canadian Bar Association, for which she is the current Chair of the Insurance Law Section for the NL Branch.
L.LB., Dalhousie University (2009)
B.A. (Hons.) in Archaeology and Physical Anthropology, Memorial University of Newfoundland (2006)
B.Sc. in Biology, Memorial University of Newfoundland (2005)
- Newfoundland & Labrador (2010)