Melissa practises in all areas of employment, labour and human rights law delivering practical and relevant solutions to clients in both the unionized and non-unionized context.
Melissa is passionate about human rights issues and puts her passion into action through a long list of volunteer activities. She is currently lending her expertise to Access Pro Bono Vancouver.
Perceptive and articulate, Melissa understands that her clients expect practical advice that will help them achieve measurable results
For her, local connections run deep. Through JJ Bean — the family business — she knows a thing or two about the local commercial scene and is particularly pleased to bring the business acumen she has been acquiring since childhood to her clients’ employment and human rights challenges. Coming from a business family, she is keenly aware that her clients expect practical advice that helps them achieve measurable results. Her goal is to be a respected labour, employment and human rights lawyer whose clients consider her a go-to advisor who will find efficient and cost effective solutions when legal issues arise.
Outside office hours, Melissa is an avid reader of fiction. As a proud Vancouverite, she enjoys yoga and hiking, and she is a great fan of stand-up comedy. But her most important non-legal pursuit, in keeping with the family business, is the exploration of great coffee, with a view to finding the best cappuccino in Canada (beyond the ones served at JJ Bean, of course.)
B.A., University of British Columbia, 2012
JD, Peter A. Allard Law School, University of British Columbia, 2016
Year of call
British Columbia, 2017
Membership / Affiliations
Access Pro Bono, Vancouver
Summary Advice Programme
Member at large, CBA Human Rights Law section