Breanne joined Parlee McLaws as a litigation associate in 2021 after previously working as a summer student and completing her articles with the firm. Breanne maintains a general litigation practice with a particular focus on employment.

Breanne received her professional doctorate through the Juris Doctorate program at the Queen’s University of Belfast. Her dissertation, titled “Section 13(9) and the 2008 HFE Act: The Position of Human Rights in Regard to the Prohibition on Screening in for Disability”, examined the principles the UK Parliament relied upon when drafting Section 13(9) of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990, as amended by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 (the HFE Act), which expressly prohibits the use of Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis to screen in disabilities. This was accomplished through a rights-based and bioethics-based analysis of some of the most complex issues surrounding Assisted Reproductive Technology.

Since then she has successfully completed the NCA Accreditation process through the Federation of Law Societies of Canada.

She has experience in a wide range of litigation matters including employment disputes, human rights complaints, insurance defense, subrogated actions, and defamation actions. She also assists employers with the preparation and drafting of workplace policies, procedures, and agreements.


  • International Postgraduate Research Scholarship
  • Dow Canada Higher Education Award
  • King’s Award for Character
  • The Keith and Elaine Garner Scholarship