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Colleen has appeared before all levels of Court, including the Federal Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Canada.
Colleen obtained her law degree from Osgoode Hall in 1990 and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1992. She joined Doucet McBride LLP in 1995 and became a partner of the firm from 1996 to 2013.
Since 2014, Colleen works with partners, Laurie Tucker and Éliane Lachaîne, in a new firm dedicated exclusively to personal injury.
A Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP), Colleen was only the second lawyer in the Ottawa region to achieve the CIP designation.
A member of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, Colleen is a regular participant and presenter at continuing legal education programs.
She also sits on the board of Vista Centre, a non-profit organization that helps people with acquired brain injuries.
Outside the office, Colleen enjoys gardening, traveling and canoe camping.
Year Joined Firm: 1995
Areas of Practice
Motor Vehicle Claims
Slip and Fall and Other Injury Claims
Supreme Court of Canada
Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
LL.B. - 1990
Mandatory Mediation, CCLA Montebello Materials, Litigation Conference, 2006
How Far will Causation Go?, Ontario Trial Lawyer's Association, Spring Conference, 2010
Various Presentations, CCLA, OTLA and Advocate's Society, 1995 - Present
Subsitute Professor, University of Ottawa, 2007 - 2009
Honors and Awards
Osler Hoskin award in Corporate and Commercial Law, 1990
Professional Associations and Memberships
Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, Member
County of Carleton Law Association, Member, 1992 - Present
Past Employment Positions
McGovern Roine, Lawyer, 1992-1994
Garay & Associates, Lawyer, 1994-1995
Pro Bono Activities
REACH lawyers, 1995 - Present