Marie brings a diversity of insurance defence experience to Schultz Frost LLP. She was called to the Ontario bar in 2011 and has practiced exclusively in civil litigation with a focus on personal injury, insurance defence and professional liability litigation. She earned her LL.B. from the University of Ottawa French common law program and is fluently bilingual.
Marie defends insurance claims covering all aspects of general insurance liability, including motor vehicle accidents, product liability, occupier's liability, slip-and-falls, and statutory accident benefits. She has represented clients in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Financial Services Commission of Ontario, the License Appeal Tribunal, and various other tribunals. With more than seven years of experience, Marie is confident in her ability to problem-solve, to provide a well-reasoned analysis of the legal issues, and to obtain results.
In addition to her practice, Marie is a committed contributor to the insurance industry. She has published with numerous organizations such as the Ontario Bar Association, The Advocates’ Society, the Canadian Defence Lawyers Association and the American Bar Association. She is also a volunteer with several organizations including a member of the WICC Breakfast Committee and a Mentor with The Advocacy Club. Most recently, she was appointed by the Advocates' Society as the Vice-Chair of the Personal Injury & Insurance Practice Group for the 2018-2019 term and will ascend to the Chair role for the 2019-2020 term.
Marie has a growth mindset, she thrives on challenges, and has a passion for learning. She is a certified yoga instructor and speaks within the legal community on the benefits of mindfulness (“The Power of Presence”), sharing tools and strategies for cultivating more balance, joy, and satisfaction in our professional and personal lives.
Lawyer, Schultz Frost LLP, Toronto, Ontario (July 2018 - present)
Lawyer, Moodie Mair Walker LLP, Toronto, Ontario (March 2017 - May 2018)
Lawyer, Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP, Ottawa, Ontario (October 2011 - February 2017)
Articling Student/Lawyer, Low Murchison LLP, Ottawa, Ontario (July 2010 - September 2011)
Year of Call: 2011
Bachelor of Laws LL.B., University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law (2010)
Honours Bachelor of Arts B.A., (Major in Law, Minor in Psychology) Carleton University (2002)
Law Society of Upper Canada, Advocates' Society, Canadian Defence Lawyers, The Advocacy Club, Ontario Bar Association and Canadian Bar Association
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Marie has been a volunteer and member of the WICC Breakfast Committee since 2011.
In 2015 and 2016, she was the Chair of the WICC (Ottawa) Sugar Bush Breakfast Committee. Marie lead ten committee members and organized, marketed, raised funds and hosted the event with over 200 attendees from the insurance industry in attendance.
Since moving to Toronto in 2017, she is a member of the of the WICC Breakfast Committee and volunteers for the WICC Gala.