Erin is a civil litigator at MT+Co. and has represented clients in mediations, arbitrations, and before all levels of court in British Columbia, as well as the BC Human Rights Tribunal and the National Energy Board, on litigation matters ranging from Aboriginal rights and title to corporate commercial and property disputes.
“From the beginning, I was impressed with MT+Co.’s progressive, highly-specialized practice. The day of my in-firm interview, I sat down with four powerhouse women and had a refreshingly frank conversation about the changing landscape of the legal profession and, most importantly, their role in it. I realized then that, in addition to being leaders in their field, the people at this firm truly are braving an unconventional practice and transforming the way people encounter legal professionals. I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of it.”
Since joining the firm, Erin has been actively involved in our Indigenous law practice and corporate commercial litigation. Notably, Erin assisted in three judicial reviews of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project by Stó:lō Nation communities; co-represented the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council before the BC Court of Appeal in a landmark commercial fishing rights case; and co-represented various First Nations in the National Energy Board reconsideration hearing for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project. In the commercial context, Erin has assisted clients with a range of business disputes, including those involving allegations of conspiracy, shareholders’ disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, and defamation.
Erin also enjoys taking on passion projects, especially those involving animal rights advocacy. Recently, she co-represented an intervenor before the BC Court of Appeal on a case concerning dangerous dog destruction orders under the Vancouver Charter.
Erin completed her Bachelor of Arts the University of British Columbia, majoring in English Literature. For the last semester of her degree, Erin went on exchange to the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia before returning home and applying to law school.
While completing her law degree at the University of British Columbia, Erin received the David Roberts Prize in Legal Writing and the Bruce H. McColl Memorial Price for Excellence in Human Rights Law.
Erin is currently a member-at-large on the Natural Resources, Aboriginal Law, and Civil Litigation CBA section executives. She also volunteers with a non-profit called Pets and Friends as an animal therapy volunteer – bringing her rescue pit bull Sawyer to visit patients with advanced Alzheimer’s disease.