Erin is a civil litigator at MT+Co. She represents clients in mediations, arbitrations, and before all levels of court in British Columbia. She also advocates on behalf of clients before the BC Human Rights Tribunal and the National Energy Board.
Erin’s practice encompasses both Indigenous law and corporate commercial litigation. She assists Indigenous nations and organizations with navigating internal and external dispute resolution, including those involving the assertion of Indigenous laws; the assertion of Aboriginal rights and title; the intersection of Indigenous law and Canadian common law; the use of reserve lands, traditional territory, and natural resources by the nation, its members, and/or third parties; membership; governance; and commercial arrangements with third parties.
Notably, Erin assisted in three judicial reviews to the Federal Court of Appeal of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project by Stó:lō Nation communities. She also co-represented the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council before the BC Court of Appeal as an intervenor in a landmark commercial fishing rights case and a Charter challenge regarding Indigenous cultural representations in public schools, and co-represented various First Nations in the National Energy Board reconsideration hearing for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project.
Erin was a member of the legal team representing the plaintiff class members in class action proceedings commenced in the Federal Court against the Federal government for the discriminatory treatment of First Nations youth, which resulted in the largest class action settlement in Canadian history.
Erin’s corporate commercial practice includes assisting clients with a range of business disputes, including those involving allegations of conspiracy, shareholder oppression, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, professional negligence, and defamation. She helps clients obtain and challenge pre-judgment orders, including pre-judgment garnishment and security for costs.
Erin has undertaken pro bono animal rights advocacy. She co-represented the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association – Society of BC Veterinarians before the BC Court of Appeal on a case concerning dangerous dog destruction orders under the Vancouver Charter.
- Called to the Bar in BC, 2018
- Co-chair, CBABC Natural Resources Section Executive
- Juris Doctor (JD), University of British Columbia, 2017
- Bachelor of Arts (BA), English Literature, University of British Columbia, 2012
- Awarded Bruce H. McColl Memorial Prize for Excellence in Human Rights Law (awarded for highest grade in Intellectual Property + Human Rights), University of British Columbia, 2017
- Awarded David Roberts Prize in Legal Writing (awarded for highest grade in Public Law), University of British Columbia, 2014