Alyssa excels at finding practical solutions to the most complex legal problems. As an advocate and legal advisor, she combines a rigorously analytical approach with a deep understanding of her clients’ strategic interests.
Alyssa maintains a broad litigation practice with a focus on administrative and constitutional law. Prior to relocating to Ottawa in 2020, Alyssa practiced for five years in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, where she advised municipal and territorial governments, private sector clients and individuals on a range of issues, including administrative law, human rights, constitutional law and commercial litigation.
Alyssa is a former Law Clerk of the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories, and from 2016 to 2020 she advised the Assembly, its members and committees on some of the most challenging legal and legislative issues of the day. Alyssa has significant experience advising on parliamentary law and governance matters, and thrives at the intersection of law and politics.
Prior to entering private practice, Alyssa clerked for Justice J. D. Denis Pelletier of the Federal Court of Appeal and for Justice Andromache Karakatsanis at the Supreme Court of Canada.
When she’s not at her desk, Alyssa can usually be found cross-country skiing, cycling or paddling. She also makes as much time as she can for music, and in pre-pandemic life, she sang in a folk-rock band.
- The Advocates’ Society
- Law Society of Nunavut
- Law Society of the Northwest Territories
- Canadian Bar Association
Professional Achievement and Community Involvement
- 2013 | William R. McIntyre Medal, University of Victoria Faculty of Law
- 2019-Present | Chair, Membership and Admissions Committee, Law Society of Nunavut
- 2018-2019 | Member, Membership and Admissions Committee, Law Society of Nunavut
- 2016-Present | Member, Admissions Committee, Law Society of the Northwest Territories
- 2019-2020 | Member, Board of Directors, Yellowknife Daycare Association