Madeline practices in all areas of workplace law with a focus on human rights, disciplinary matters, and all aspects of the litigation process. She has appeared before the British Columbia Supreme Court, the Federal Court, and administrative decision-making bodies.
Prior to her legal career, Madeline obtained her Bachelor of Social Work from McGill University and her Master’s of Social Work at the University of Toronto. She then practiced as a therapist and advocate with children and youth experiencing sexual and physical abuse. Madeline’s professional background has informed her belief that workplace issues are fundamentally personal issues requiring individualized solutions. She credits her social work background for her ability to be a thoughtful listener and an intuitive problem-solver.
While attending law school at the University of Victoria, Madeline spent a clinical term at the Law Centre providing legal representation to underserved clients, acted as a peer tutor and teaching assistant, and was a finalist at the National Canadian Client Consultation Competition. She also volunteered with Pro Bono Students Canada and Access Pro Bono. In recognition of her achievements, Madeline received the Blake, Cassels & Graydon First Year Achievement Prize and the Lars Alfred Lindholm Memorial Scholarship for academic excellence in employment law.
Professional & Community Activities
- Member, Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch