Mary-Anne is a partner at Beckett and leads the Plaintiff Injury Group.
Mary-Anne was born and raised in Windsor, Ontario and attended the University of Windsor for her undergraduate degree. She then obtained her Bachelor of Laws at the University of Western Ontario in London. Mary-Anne practices exclusively in personal injury civil matters in both the City of Windsor and the City of London.
Mary-Anne has been passionately advocating for those injured in motor vehicle accidents and slip and falls since she was called to the Ontario Bar in 2002. She also represents individuals in disputes with their own insurance company, particularly for long-term disability benefits and Statutory Accident Benefits through the motor vehicle insurance system.
Injured claimants can depend on Mary-Anne to argue and defend their cases, as she has vast experience appearing before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Appeal. Mary-Anne recently challenged the interpretation of the Family Protection Endorsement for Ontario Auto Policies at the Court of Appeal level, arguing for greater access to policy limits for her clients in Van Bastelaar v. Bentley et al.
Mary-Anne’s experience and training extends beyond her degree in law — she has also completed an executive training program on negotiations through Harvard Law School. She is a member of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association and has been a guest lecturer at the University of Windsor Law School. Her cases have been reported in the Ontario Reports, Lawyers Weekly, and the Law Times. Mary-Anne was recently elected to the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association Board of Directors and looks forward to working with the Board, and continuing to advance the interests of all injured claimants in Ontario through the Access to Justice sub-committee.
Outside of the practice of law, Mary-Anne has been a strong supporter and fundraiser for the Terry Fox Foundation, which is a charity of particular importance to her and her family. Over their 10 years of participation in the run, Mary-Anne and her family have raised $123,607.