Since her call to the Bar, Danielle has practiced civil litigation, handling primarily personal injury cases. She has extensive experience with complex catastrophic personal injury cases.
In addition, Danielle has a large criminal law practice. She has successfully conducted criminal law trials before Judge alone and Judge with Jury. Her cases include some of the most serious charges such as attempt to commit murder.
Danielle was born and raised in Moncton, New Brunswick. In her early years, Danielle remembers family members commenting on her intensity and unbounded intellectual curiosity. They referred to her as the “old soul”.
It is no wonder, at the age of three, this “old soul” found a passion in ballet and by middle school was dancing six days a week after school. At high school, she joined the Pre-Professional Division of dance and became a member of The DanceEast Young Company. This experience, Danielle says taught her discipline, commitment and the importance of hard work to achieve her goals.
Danielle is passionate about helping people. While at Dalhousie University, she worked with students selected from refugee camps to receive sponsorship and complete university studies; spent a summer in Bagamoyo, Tanzania teaching English to elementary school aged children; and, volunteered for three years at the Ronald McDonald House as a weekend and overnight volunteer, where she assisted children and their families with finding a home away from home while the children were receiving lifesaving medical care. These experiences greatly expanded her world view, taught her true empathy, and gave Danielle the perspective on what really matters in life.
Danielle had planned to become a doctor, (hence her neuroscience degree) but lawyers at the law firm where she worked as a summer student, convinced her that law was her intended future.
Danielle earned her Bachelor of Science (Bsc), Honours in Neuroscience from Dalhousie University (2009), followed by her Juris Doctor (J.D.) from The University of New Brunswick (2012). She was called to the bar in Ontario in September 2013.
Danielle has successfully represented clients at all levels of court including the Ontario Court of Justice, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Court of Appeal for Ontario.
Danielle has been a Director on the Board of Directors at the YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce, since 2014 and is currently an acting Vice President.