Melanie practices criminal law at the trial and appellate levels. She also represents clients on regulatory and disciplinary issues, as well as extradition matters.
While primarily a criminal litigator, Melanie has also appeared before various tribunals and commissions including: the Ontario Securities Commission, the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Toronto Police Service Tribunal, the Ontario Civilian Police Commission, and the Licence Appeal Tribunal, as well as the Ontario Review Board.
Melanie has chaired continuing professional development programs for the Ontario Bar Association, and has been an invited speaker at various professional and educational events. Since 2013, she has served as an executive member of the Ontario Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section, and presently fills the office of Vice-Chair. She is also a long-standing member of the Criminal Lawyers’ Association and Toronto Lawyers Association.