Vanessa joined the firm as an Associate upon her call to the Newfoundland and Labrador Bar as a Barrister and Solicitor in 2017. She completed her Bachelor of Music (Honours) at Memorial University in 2013, and her Juris Doctor at Osgoode Hall Law School in 2016.
As a student, Vanessa was recognized with a number of awards, including the Student Honour Award, Upper Year Award of Excellence, Reginald H. Brown, Q.C. Memorial Scholarship, and a Dean's Gold Key for her outstanding contribution to life at the law school. Vanessa was actively involved in oral and written advocacy during her time at law school, both as a participant and an organizer. She has participated in national advocacy competitions, including the Gale Cup and Wilson Moot, where she was a finalist in both, and organized various advocacy competitions for law and undergraduate students. Vanessa is also a SOCAN member.
Vanessa has a varied general practice with special interests in family law, corporate and commercial law, municipal law, and civil litigation.