In 2008, Renée relocated to Australia where she completed her Juris Doctor degree with a focus in Criminal Law and Advocacy while clerking at a busy defence firm. After graduating, she went on to serve as an Associate to Judges sitting on both the Queensland District Court and Court of Appeal. Renée was admitted as a lawyer by the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2012 and moved on to practice criminal defence in Melbourne. During her time overseas, Renée gained experience in various criminal matters, including homicide and sexual assault jury trials.
In 2014, Renée returned to Northern Ontario and undertook her articles with our Criminal Law Department. She was called to the bar later that year.
Renée has a particular interest in youth, constitutional, and mental health cases. She defends a wide range of Criminal Code matters with a focus on domestic violence, drug, and sexual offences.
- Griffith University – Dip. Professional Legal Practice (2012)
- Bond University – Juris Doctor, (2010)
- University of Guelph – M.A., (2008)
- McMaster University – B.A., Honours, (2007)
- Law Society of Upper Canada
- Criminal Lawyers Association
- Sudbury & District Law Association