Laurelly is a trial attorney with over 16 years’ experience, admitted to practice in the USA & Canada (California, Ontario & British Columbia). As a litigation associate she assists in construction defense litigation claims, corporate liability mitigation and general liability matters. Laurelly has previously assisted in defending a construction defect claim of over $25million, representing the interests of the developer in a trial scheduled for six months. Moreover, acting on behalf of numerous companies, she has assisted with corporate liability mitigation as in-house counsel & owner of her own law firm.
Prior to joining Bremer Whyte, Laurelly was a Staff Attorney at the San Francisco Superior Court. In this role, she provided legal research, analysis, drafting, and consultation for judicial officers in the Criminal Division. Specifically, she prepared memoranda regarding the recommended disposition of legal issues, and draft rulings for court cases, including statements of decisions and judgements, for review and use by judges and magistrates.
As a civil and criminal attorney, she has handled over 2000 cases, conducted dozens of bench trials including a recent first degree murder trial in August 2021; an acquittal for a refuse breathalyzer charge (Nov 2021). Laurelly is at home in a court room, conducting motions, depositions, examinations (of both civilians and experts), and making submissions.
Additional notable accomplishments include: testifying twice as an expert in Parliament regarding criminal justice reform; profiled in national publication Globe and Mail as an important member of the legal community; and legal mentor for the Toronto Ryerson Law Practice Program.
Lastly, Laurelly is fluent in French, and has completed 5 /6 world major marathons.