Originally hailing from Regina, Saskatchewan, Allison grew up surrounded by lawyers with a lot of hardworking prairie grit; she got her first taste of legal work when she was only 16. After a stint in the financial sector, Allison has returned to the legal world to make use of her passion for client advocacy, strategic thinking and advisory work.
“Of all the firms I saw or interviewed with, MT+Co. was the only one I could see myself working for long-term: a nimble, innovative, high-integrity law firm with a great sense of humour and aspirational long-term goals. Plus the prairie kid in me loves the unpretentious, egalitarian culture.”
Allison has a strong interest in environmental law and natural resource law. On top of focusing her classes around these subjects, she has volunteered in environmental litigation, completed an environmental law clinical course, and wrote her law school major research paper on renewable resource policy. A further interest in Indigenous legal issues was sparked after spending a summer working in Indigenous rights and title litigation.
Allison previously worked in the financial industry, and brings with her a wealth of experience in business, finance and wealth advisory work (see below).
Allison is currently working on a fantasy fiction novel, but between work, school and sports she’ll probably be “super close to finishing” for the next 3 years. Allison plays softball and rugby and loves to hike. She’s also a serial skills collector—if she sees a thing, she wants to do it. Her list of casually-acquired skills runs the gamut from modern calligraphy to target shooting (real guns or Big Buck Hunter—take your pick).
+I’m not a lawyer, but I’m close to it.