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Michelle E. Brown

mbrown@brownlawyers.ca
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Phone: 905.430.4500 Ext: 223
Fax: 905.430.6500

101 Dundas St W #302
Whitby, ON L1N 2M2
Canada

Michelle Brown, Founder of Brown Law Office is an experienced Ontario trial lawyer, practicing primarily in personal injury law. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University in 1992 before obtaining her Bachelor of Laws in 2001 from Windsor law school.

Michelle got her start in trial and advocacy work early in her career working for an insurance defence firm in Toronto. She knew her passion was elsewhere and left to advocate and seek justice on behalf of individuals injured by the negligence of others. Michelle has spent 15 years advocating on behalf of clients and helping them and their families navigate the insurance and legal systems. She holds a certificate in Intensive Trial Advocacy from Osgoode Hall law school.

With a strong commitment to access to justice and for building strong communities, Michelle has volunteered her time with Pro-Bono Law Ontario's Child Advocacy project and has been a Lawyer Coach and judge for the Ontario Justice Education Network mock trial tournaments. She also has been a board member of the Ajax Accessibility Advisory committee providing input on initiatives to reduce barriers for people with disabilities to be able to fully participate in their community.

When not practicing law, Michelle Enjoys visiting new places and spending time with her family.

Education

LL.B, University of Windsor, 2001
President Black Law Students Association
Amnesty international
Model UN

B.A. Political Science, McGill University, 1996

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Ontario, 2002
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

American Association of Justice

American Law Society

Law Society of Ontario

Ontario Trial Lawyer Association

Durham Region Law Association
Board Member, Vice-President, Civil Committee, Mentorship Committee

Canadian Association of Black Lawyers

National Bar Association

Featured Pro Bono Activities

Pro-Bono Law Ontario, Child Advocacy project
Provide legal services to Students who have trouble accessing Special Education services, Children and youth who face suspension or expulsion, Children and youth whoare being denied the right to enrol in school, and Students who feel unsafe at school.· Represent clients at school board hearings

Ontario Justice Education Network – Kelly Cup Mock Trial Tournament
Judge Moot competition, Lawyer coach for school teams

Non-Legal Activities

Board Member – Ajax Accessibility Advisory Committee – advise Ajax Council on specific initiatives to be taken by the Town to reduce barriers experienced by persons with disabilities;

Caribbean Cultural Association of St. Catharine’s

Traveling

Sports: spinning, kickboxing, hiking