Emily MacKinnon is a litigator in Vancouver, BC. Her practice includes high-level commercial disputes as well as constitutional and public law matters. An experienced oral advocate, Emily has argued at the Supreme Court of Canada and at all levels of court in British Columbia and Ontario.
Emily excels in matters involving complex statutory and contractual schemes, with particular expertise in class actions and constitutional law. She has experience in complex commercial litigation including class actions, constitutional disputes, and company law matters. As a trusted advisor to her clients, Emily provides practical advice on municipal law disputes and regulatory matters. Emily has also acted in a wide variety of appeals with issues ranging from tort law to constitutional law, taxation, and criminal law.
Emily maintains an active pro bono practice. She sits on the board of directors of the UBC Allard School of Law Alumni Association, the Association des juristes d’expression française de la Colombie-Britannique, and the Vancouver Opera Foundation. Emily also works as a legal officer for the Canadian Forces Reserves.
Emily received her JD from the University of British Columbia in 2012, where she graduated as the gold medalist and as a Wesbrook Scholar. Following her graduation from law school, she clerked at the Supreme Court of Canada for Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin.