Michelle McLeod

519-672-5666 x7338  |   mcleod@mckenzielake.com  |  

Helping clients recover means ensuring they receive appropriate medical treatment, ensuring their legal rights are protected, and ensuring that they receive fair compensation.

Prior to completing law school and joining McKenzie Lake, I spent time at two London law firms focusing on plaintiff personal injury work and insurance defence. During this time, I learned the importance of the role of every member of a successful personal injury and disability team in assisting clients achieve the best recovery they can, through appropriate treatment and fair compensation. As part of the personal injury team at McKenzie Lake, I will work hard for our clients who have suffered a personal injury and disability, allowing them to focus on, and make the best recovery, from their injuries or illness as is possible.

Whatever the cause of the loss or injury, whether by car accident, slip and fall, or medical malpractice, at McKenzie Lake, we work to ensure that all clients and their families have the best representation possible during all stages of the recovery process.

Outside of the office, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, travelling, baking, and reading.

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professional associations

  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Middlesex Law Association
  • Ontario Trial Lawyers Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association


education and year of call

  • Year of Call: 2013
  • Juris Doctor, University of Ottawa, 2012
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons.),History and Political  Science, Wilfrid Laurier University, 2008
After suffering a personal injury early in the year I was unsure of what courses of action may be open to me and I contacted McKenzie Lake Lawyers LLP for advice.

McKenzie Lake put my situation in the very capable hands of Ms. Michelle Durnez who met with me to discuss my options.

Ms. Durnez was pleasant and easy to talk to and listen to, as she walked me through the process she felt would be the best one for me to consider, patiently explaining every step that I would encounter and providing advice along the way.

Throughout the process Ms. Durnez was always readily available, providing timely updates and very accurate accounts of the progress of my claim.
The claim was resolved in a very efficient and timely fashion and I knew that Ms. Durnez had my best interests in mind at all times.

I would highly recommend Ms. Durnez to anyone who finds themselves in need of a professional Personal Injury Lawyer who will treat them with patience and respect while working to achieve the best results.
Karen K.

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