Annie is a graduate of McGill Law 2016, with an undergrad in acting from Memorial University 2007. She articled with Legal Aid Ontario in refugee, criminal, and family law.
She started her own firm immediately after her Call to the Bar. She focuses on refugee and refugee-adjacent law. Her firm represents clients from over 40 different countries so far. She has represented clients at the RPD, the RAD, the ID, the Federal Court, and with IRCC and the CBSA.
She prioritizes representing marginalized groups, such as victims of gender-based violence, queer and trans individuals, and those living with mental illness.
She is committed to trauma-informed lawyering and tries to apply a feminist intersectional, anti-racist, anti-ableist, LGBTQ2S+ welcoming approach to her role as a lawyer, as an employer, and now as an instructor. She welcomes feedback on how to be a better ally, mentor, and advocate.
Annie is from Newfoundland. She has two dogs, a cat, and over fifty plants crammed in her Toronto apartment. One day she’ll finally get around to creating a website for her firm.