As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a lawyer. Working in human resources allowed me to zero in on employment law as the field I wanted to be in. Work is a crucial component of nearly every person’s life: either the work they are doing to support themselves, or the work that someone who is supporting them is doing. When interrupted it has a profound and lasting impact on the people immediately impacted by this interruption, as well as society as a whole. With this in mind, my choice to work in employment law was an obvious one: an opportunity to assist with one of the most important parts of a person’s life.
I was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2016. I articled and practiced at a civil litigation firm, where I gained valuable experience in all aspects of the civil litigation process. I subsequently worked with Stuart and other members of the Rudner Law team including Brittany, Nadia, Mary, and Janis at Rudner MacDonald LLP. Since then, I have worked at firms with both an employer and employee focus, and have developed an understanding of each side of the equation.
My legal experience is bolstered by my varied work experience. I built and ran a human resources department for a private security firm, taught English as a Second Language in South Korea, and worked on the field crew for several Ontario Land Surveyors. I have been able to leverage this knowledge and experience to better comprehend, meet, and exceed the requirements and expectations of each client I work with.
I obtained my undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice and Public Policy from the University of Guelph, a postgraduate diploma in Human Resources Management from George Brown College, and my Juris Doctor from Western University.
Outside of the law, my strongest interest is in fitness and martial arts. I am an avid weightlifter, a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and am learning, gradually, how to do yoga. When time permits, my wife and I foster retired racing greyhounds. Finally, I am one of the only lawyers in Ontario whose call to the Bar and wedding ceremony were performed by the same member of the Judiciary, although not at once.