Since her call to the Bar in 2006, Rebecca has focused on personal injury and insurance litigation at Nesbitt Coulter LLP.
As a member of our team, Rebecca represents both injured claimants and insurers in a variety of cases involving car accidents, slip and fall claims and various insurance disability disputes. She frequently advises clients and litigates automobile insurance disputes over Statutory Accident Benefits and disability benefits available through individual or employers' group plans.
Rebecca has attended at the Court of Appeal, the Superior Court of Justice and Small Claims Court, in addition to advocating at the Licence Appeal Tribunal. She enjoys the challenges of a complex case and is comfortable appearing at any level of court or tribunal on behalf of our clients.
Prior to studying law, Rebecca became a Registered Nurse and worked at Parkwood Hospital on the Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Unit and the Acquired Brain Injury Unit. Her nursing training included placements on the secured Forensic Unit at London Psychiatric Hospital and in diverse acute care settings at London Health Sciences Centre, including paediatric care. Also, during her training, Rebecca worked with the Canadian Red Cross, providing community care services.
Following her nursing career, Rebecca obtained her Bachelor of Social Sciences with Distinction from the University of Western Ontario before attending Queen's University, where she received her Bachelor of Laws degree in 2005. After law school, she articled at a large personal injury litigation firm in London before returning to her home town of Woodstock to practise law at Nesbitt Coulter LLP. In doing so, she recognized the advantages of working within a highly specialized firm that engages with its clients on a personal level and within a supportive community.
With her nursing, social sciences and legal background, Rebecca brings unique and specialized skills and experience to our clients' cases.
On the personal injury team, Rebecca has acted in a range of cases for both adult and paediatric clients suffering from various physical, cognitive and/or psychological trauma. This includes spinal cord injuries, acquired brain injuries, amputations, soft tissue injuries, chronic pain and post-traumatic stress disorder. She has also acted in fatality claims arising from car accidents and other types of accidents.
Rebecca is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Oxford Law Association, The Advocates' Society and the College of Nurses of Ontario. She is also the Treasurer of the Woodmar Non-Profit Corporation for the Developmentally Handicapped.
Rebecca enjoys spending time with her two young sons, playing in the Woodstock Volleyball League, theatre and travelling.