St. Lawrence Barristers PC offers clients strategic advice and representation.

Alexi Wood, Phil Tunley, St. Lawrence Barristers Toronto Ontario Canada

Alexi Wood

Alexi Wood, the founding lawyer at St. Lawrence Barristers, represents clients at all levels of courts in Ontario, frequently appearing in the Divisional Court and the Court of Appeal, and she has appeared as counsel at the Supreme Court of Canada on numerous occasions. Her practice includes a wide range of commercial litigation, administrative and regulatory disputes, and professional regulation, both at trial and on appeals. She also acts for clients on tort matters,including issues related to health law, defamation, harassment and privacy including online harassment and non-consensual distribution of intimate images.

Alexi’s clients rely on her practical advice in a wide range of contract, securities, and fiduciary disputes, as well as administrative and regulatory matters. She frequently assists members of various regulated health professions colleges, as well as other professions including lawyers and teachers. In addition, she provides advice in academic matters, including funding disputes. Clients frequently seek Alexi’s assistance in judicial review of administrative decisions.

Alexi provides strategic advice, utilizing the most effective means to navigate the litigation, regulatory or licensing processes, specific to each client’s needs. She has expertise in drafting clear, concise submissions, as well as advocating before a wide range of adjudicative bodies to advance her clients’ interests.

Alexi is frequently asked to speak on panels and continuing education events on topics including harassment, privacy, and defamation whether spoken, written or online.

Alexi’s passion for social justice and commitment to pro bono work began prior to entering private practice when she was the National Security Project Director for the Canadian Civil Liberties Association. Alexi is proud to act, on a pro bono basis, for social justice and environmental organizations including the Canadian Civil Liberties Association and Sea Shepherd Conservation Society before various administrative bodies and courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada.

In September 2016, Alexi was invited to be a faculty member in the Vital Voices Justice Institute in Mumbai, India, a training program for judges, police officers, prosecutors and NGO staff members who work in preventing human trafficking and domestic violence. In 2014, she received the Precedent Setter Award for her work fighting for social justice.

Alexi is a member of the Canadian and Ontario Bar Associations, and Ad Idem / Canadian Media Lawyers Association. Alexi is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law where she teaches in both the JD and LLM programs. She is also a co-chair of the University of Toronto Tribunal, a post she has held since the fall of 2019.

PHONE - 647.245.8283
EMAIL - Alexi.Wood@Stlbarristers.ca

Brooke MacKenzie, St. Lawrence Barristers Toronto Ontario Canada

Brooke MacKenzie

Brooke MacKenzie is Counsel at St. Lawrence Barristers PC. Since her call to the bar in 2013, Brooke has maintained a civil and regulatory litigation practice concentrating on professional responsibility and liability issues, health law, and appellate advocacy.

Brooke has significant appeal experience, having appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada, Court of Appeal for Ontario, Federal Court of Appeal, and Divisional Court numerous times.

Brooke regularly represents lawyers, paralegals, and health professionals when regulatory or disciplinary issues arise. In addition to her advocacy practice, Brooke frequently provides legal opinions and practical advice to law firms and lawyers on their professional obligations, including duties to clients when lawyers transfer firms; confidentiality and privilege issues; and regulations regarding law practice management and ownership.

Brooke has acted on numerous motions for the disqualification of counsel and has conducted comprehensive research on Canadian courts’ treatment of conflicts of interest allegations, culminating in the publication of her paper "Explaining Disqualification: An Empirical Review of Motions for the Removal of Counsel" in the Queen’s Law Journal. She was awarded the OBA Foundation Chief Justice of Ontario Fellowship in Legal Ethics and Professionalism for this work.

Brooke’s writing on professional responsibility, tort law, and civil procedure is widely published, including in the Supreme Court Law Review, Annual Review of Civil Litigation, and Canadian Bar Review. Her LL.M. thesis, entitled "Effecting a culture shift: An empirical review of Ontario's summary judgment reforms", was published in the Osgoode Hall Law Journal in 2017. Most recently, Brooke authored two chapters in Civil Procedure and Practice in Ontario regarding civil appeals.

Brooke has served as an Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School since 2018. She is frequently invited to speak at continuing professional development events on ethics and professional regulation issues in practice.

Brooke received her B.A. in theatre from Queen’s University in 2009; her J.D. from the Queen’s Faculty of Law in 2012; and her LL.M. from the University of Toronto in 2016.

When not practising law, Brooke enjoys road trips to national parks and ballparks across the U.S. and Canada, exploring Toronto on her bike, and Jeopardy!—a lifelong fan of the show, Brooke became a Jeopardy champion in February 2020.

PHONE - 647.245.0123
EMAIL - Brooke.Mackenzie@Stlbarristers.ca

Lillianne Cadieux-Shaw, St. Lawrence Barristers Toronto Ontario Canada

Lillianne Cadieux-Shaw

Lil is an Associate at St. Lawrence Barristers PC. She was called to the bar in 2018. She currently maintains a broad civil litigation practice, with a particular passion for public and constitutional law, privacy, health, media and defamation, Aboriginal law and indigenous rights, and advocacy on behalf of survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence.

Lil is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. She has taught Foundations of Canadian Law and Torts.

She is also the current Chair of the Canadian Bar Association’s Law Reform Subcommittee.

Prior to joining St. Lawrence Barristers PC, Lil served as a law clerk to the Honourable Madam Justice Karakatsanis of the Supreme Court of Canada. She completed her articles at the Ministry of the Attorney General – Constitutional Law Branch and summered at Parkdale Community Legal Services in the social assistance, health, and gender-based violence division.

Lil obtained her Juris Doctor from Osgoode Hall Law School, where she was Managing Editor of TheCourt.ca, a senior editor and the Director of Research & Writing for the Osgoode Hall Law Journal, and a Dean’s Fellow in State and Citizen, Osgoode’s constitutional law class. Lil also mediated claims at Toronto’s Small Claims Court for Osgoode’s Mediation Clinic.

In her pre-law life, Lil spent 12 years in Singapore before moving to Halifax to obtain a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of King’s College. She worked as a science journalist before applying to law school and has carried a passion for clear communication into her legal profession.

Lil is a citizen of the Métis Nation of Ontario.

PHONE - 647 245 3122
EMAIL - lil.cadieux.shaw@stlbarristers.ca

Laura MacLean, St. Lawrence Barristers Toronto Ontario Canada

Laura MacLean

Laura is an Associate at St. Lawrence Barristers PC and maintains a broad civil litigation practice. She has a passion for both harassment and sexual assault litigation and a keen interest in constitutional, human rights and privacy law. She was called to the bar in 2018.

Prior to joining St. Lawrence Barristers PC, Laura worked as Crown Prosecutor in Edmonton, Alberta for several years. She maintained a high volume practice, conducting trials and hearings in both provincial and superior courts. She specialized in matters involving sexual violence, domestic violence and complex mental health considerations. Prior to that, she completed her articles with Alberta Justice and Solicitor General in the civil litigation, family law and appeals offices. She also summered at the constitutional and environmental law offices of that Ministry.

Laura obtained her combined Juris Doctor and Master of Environmental Studies from Osgoode Hall Law School and York University, where she was a Senior Editor for the Journal of Law and Social Policy and a research assistant to several professors. She was a participant in the Kawaskimhon National Aboriginal Moot and did a four month clinical intensive at Parkdale Community Legal Services in the social assistance, health and gender-based violence division.

PHONE - 647 245 3122
EMAIL - laura.maclean@stlbarristers.ca

Saad Gaya, St. Lawrence Bahttps://hub.godaddy.com/homerristers Toronto Ontario Canada

Saad Gaya

Saad is an Associate at St. Lawrence Barristers PC. He recently graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School with a Juris Doctor degree.

During law school, Saad explored a variety of legal interests. He completed a year-long intensive at Osgoode's legal clinic (CLASP) where he advocated for clients at several administrative tribunals. Saad continued to build his advocacy skills as a member of Osgoode’s team for the 2020 Laskin Cup administrative law moot, where his team placed third and Saad placed in the Top 15 Oralists. Saad was also the Managing Editor of theCourt.ca - Osgoode's award-winning blog that covers SCC decisions, was a volunteer for the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, the Treasurer for Osgoode's Aerospace Law Society, and a Dean's fellow for the Constitutional Law course.

PHONE - 647 245 3121
EMAIL - saad.gaya@stlbarristers.ca

Alura Moores, St. Lawrence Barristers Toronto Ontario Canada

Alura Moores

Alura joined St. Lawrence Barristers PC in 2018 as Office Manager and Licensed Paralegal.

Alura has over 10 years of experience in the legal field. Prior to joining St. Lawrence Barristers, she worked for a criminal law firm and for several sole practitioners, assisting counsel in both defence matters and federal prosecutorial files. Alura regularly assists counsel with ongoing litigation support and has appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice.

Alura is active in her community and has been the President of the Scarborough Rosewood Community Association since 2016. She is also involved with the Community Associations of Northern Scarborough and on the Steering Committee for the Scarborough Civic Action Network.

PHONE - 647 245 8284
EMAIL - alura.moores@stlbarristers.ca

Netasia Brown

Netasia is a Legal Assistant at St. Lawrence Barristers PC. She graduated in 2019. Netasia has a passion for Civil litigation and Indigenous Studies.

Prior to joining St. Lawrence Barristers PC, Netasia Graduated from Centennial College with her Diploma from her Law Clerk Program and with a Certificate in Indigenous Studies. While going through her program Netasia study Civil Litigation. Family Law and Real Estate Law and has also graduated with a 4.3 GPA.

Netasia actively advocates for Indigenous rights through her Social Media Platform and continues to educate herself on important topics pertaining to Civil Litigation.

PHONE - 647 245 3121
EMAIL - netasia.brown@stlbarristers.ca