TORONTO COMMERCIAL LITIGATION LAWYER
Michelle is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School (Juris Doctor), the University of Toronto (Honours Bachelor of Arts, with distinction) and La Cité (French language certificate). At Osgoode, Michelle finished in the top 8% of her class and took classes geared towards litigation. Michelle has received numerous awards for her academic excellence, including Osgoode’s Labour Law Essay Prize. Her work has been published in numerous national law journals, including the Alberta Law Review, and she has spoken at national conferences on topics such as legal education and marijuana law.
While attending law school, she served as Vice-President (External) of the Osgoode Labour and Employment Law Society, Third Year Representative of the Osgoode Business Law Society, Associate Editor on the Osgoode Hall Law Journal and Senior Editor on the Court. Moreover, she also was appointed to the provincial Minister’s Advisory Council of Students as the sole law school representative to the Premier and Osgoode’s Faculty Council (Digital Innovation Committee).
Michelle has substantial experience drafting various legal documents and has appeared before the Ontario Small Claims, Superior and Divisional Courts. She has a broad commercial litigation practice and has handled complex motions such as summary judgments, oppression remedies and relief from forfeiture.
Outside of law she enjoys running, hiking, painting and trivia.
DSF’s employment lawyer, Michelle Cook, was recently interviewed by The Scoop discussing the legal rights of employees who have been laid off during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More