Before joining Polley Faith as an associate, Emily summered at the firm, working on civil, regulatory, and criminal matters. Emily completed her articles at the Court of Appeal for Ontario clerking for the Honourable J. Michal Fairburn, Associate Chief Justice of Ontario, the Honourable Kathryn Feldman, and the Honourable Benjamin Zarnett. Emily then served as a law clerk to the Honourable Andromache Karakatsanis of the Supreme Court of Canada. During her two clerkships, Emily worked on a broad range of criminal, civil, and constitutional cases.
Prior to law school, Emily worked as a student guide at the Juno Beach Centre in Normandy, France, leading historical tours on the Canadian D-Day landing site for visitors from around the world. She is fluent in French.
Education and Memberships
Emily received her Juris Doctor (Honours) from the University of Toronto, earning distinction standing in each of her three years. Emily also holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts from Queen’s University, where she graduated with the gold medal in Philosophy.
During law school, Emily was a student caseworker at Advocates for Injured Workers and a legal researcher at the Industrial Accident Victims Group of Ontario. She worked on client files and a test case in the area of workers’ compensation, as well as a Supreme Court intervention. Emily was a senior editor for the Journal of Law and Equality and mooted in both the Kawaskimhon National Aboriginal Moot and the National Labour Arbitration Competition. Emily also volunteered with Pro Bono Students Canada and co-chaired the Feminist Law Students’ Association. In her final year of law school, Emily spent a semester studying at the University of Amsterdam.
Emily was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2019.