Meghan Ross

Meghan Ross
Meghan’s practice is focused predominantly on civil litigation, with an emphasis on construction litigation. Meghan acts and assists on a wide variety of construction disputes, including representation of owners, contractors and subcontractors in claims arising during construction, as well as those involving product liability, delay, cost overruns, faulty workmanship and builders’ liens.

Meghan’s practice is focused predominantly on civil litigation, with an emphasis on construction litigation.  Meghan acts and assists on a wide variety of construction disputes, including representation of owners, contractors and subcontractors in claims arising during construction, as well as those involving product liability, delay, cost overruns, faulty workmanship and builders’ liens.

Meghan’s administrative law practice is centred on providing advice to administrative tribunals and professionally regulated self-governing professions.  Within this area, Meghan has experience with human rights, both under human rights legislation and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. 

Meghan also has experience assisting clients with a variety of legal issues in a broad range of areas, including contractual disputes, negligence, personal injury, debtor/creditor litigation, terminations and wrongful dismissals.

Meghan articled with Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP in 2012 and joined the firm as an associate in 2013.


Education:

Juris Doctor, 2012, University of Manitoba Bachelor of Arts (Honours), 2008, University of Winnipeg

Call to the Bar:

Manitoba, 2013

Achievements:

Participant in the Wilson Moot, 2011

Community Involvements:

Board Member of Visions of Independence

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