Melia Moorhouse is an Associate in the firm’s Environmental, Insurance, and Corporate/Commercial practice groups. Her practice is litigation-focused and includes a variety of areas of law including contractual disputes, property damage, regulatory offences, occupiers’ liability claims, personal injury, and negligence claims.
She both summered and completed her articles with the firm. She attended the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University, where she served as a board member for East Coast Environmental Law. During law school, Melia received a number of awards, including the A.S. Pattillo Prize for Advocacy. She was also the Blakes Scholar from Dalhousie University in 2016. Prior to law school, she completed a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Philosophy, and Economics from the University of British Columbia.
Melia has represented clients before the Provincial Court of British Columbia and the Supreme Court of British Columbia. Her recent decisions include Impact Recruitment Inc. v Neon Buddha Ltd. 2019 (unreported), where she successfully obtained judgment for accounts receivable under a commission-structure contract. She also regularly appears on behalf of clients in chambers and judicial settlement conferences.
Professional + Community Affiliations
- Law Society of British Columbia, Member
- Canadian Bar Association, Member
- Vancouver Bar Association, Member
Publications + Presentations
- August 2017, “Cyclist v. Driver: Who is at Fault?”, AHBL Insurance Law Blog
On A Personal Note
In her free time, Melia enjoys spending time outdoors kayaking, rock climbing, hiking, fishing, and biking. She is an enthusiastic Ringette coach and is also an avid fantasy novel reader.