MANDY L. KINZEL associate

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Mandy practices in Brownlee LLP’s Litigation Group, where she specializes in personal injury, occupiers’ liability, subrogation, property loss and product liability cases. Mandy is a highly-motivated and goal-oriented lawyer.

 

Mandy brings a unique experience as a new associate as she taught high school, in four countries, over an 11 year period prior to becoming a lawyer.

While pursuing her law degree, Mandy volunteered as a litigator for Community Legal Aid, for three years, providing free legal services to Windsor residents.  Additionally, she acted as a student supervisor and led a team of 10-12 students for two years.

Before returning to her Alberta roots, Mandy articled at a reputable litigation boutique in the heart of Toronto’s financial district where she worked on a variety of litigation matters and gained a breadth of valuable experience.

REPRESENTATIVE WORK

  • Several applications in the Court of Queen’s Bench in Alberta and the Superior Court of Justice in Ontario.
  • Appeared as counsel a Small Claims Court trial in Ontario’s Small Claims Court in addition to numerous Settlement Conferences.
  • Defence counsel in a criminal assault trial and two peace bond trials in the Ontario Court of Justice.
  • Defence counsel in a Highway Traffic Act trial in the Provincial Court of Ontario.
  • Defence counsel in the University of Windsor Non-Academic Misconduct tribunal hearing regarding alleged violation of a student’s freedom of speech with social media.
    http://www1.uwindsor.ca/academicintegrityoffice/system/files/JPH_2012_13_10.pdf
  • Advocate for student with autism in the Windsor Special Education Appeal Board

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Alberta’s Association of Women Lawyers

WHY LAW?

While terrible at the Rubix’s Cube and trigonomics, law fulfills my passion for finding solutions to complex problems.  As a lifelong learner, each file provides its own twists and turns which allows for a rejigging of legal tests and moments to scratch your head.  Plus, I bet my mom $100 when I was 12 that I would be a lawyer… I won the bet.