Marissa is a lawyer at Williams HR Law, where she practices in all areas of management-side labour, employment and human rights law. Marissa assists clients with labour relations, employee discipline and dismissal, employment standards, occupational health and safety, investigations, contracts and policies, and other workplace matters. Marissa also represents clients before courts, boards and tribunals, such as the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Labour Relations Board.
Marissa has experience representing small and large-scale businesses and various types of unionized and non-unionized employers. She promotes a client-centered approach to workplace law, which involves transparency, effective communication, innovative problem-solving and zealous advocacy.
Prior to joining Williams HR Law, Marissa completed her articles at a reputable mid-sized law firm and then practiced for several years at a small litigation-based firm in the GTA.
Marissa obtained Canadian and American law degrees from the University of Ottawa Faculty of Common Law and Michigan State University College of Law, where she graduated cum laude and magna cum laude, respectively. During her time in law school, Marissa received several awards for her advocacy skills, including the Jurisprudence Award in Advocacy, First Place in the esteemed Donald Nystrom Best Brief Competition and First Place in the Moot Court Competition Course. Marissa also competed in the American Bar Association’s National Appellate Advocacy Competition, in which she received a Top 5 Brief Award and her team was named Regional Champion.
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