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Hicks Morley adds 10 associates in three offices

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 @ 3:37 PM | By John Chunn


Hicks Morley announced that 10 new associates have joined the firm in its Ottawa, Toronto and Waterloo offices.

According to the labour and employment firm’s press release, Shauna Bartlett is based in Hicks Morley’s Ottawa office. She received her juris doctor from Queen’s University, where she was the recipient of the Queen’s Law Prize in collective agreements and the Vincent Principi Memorial Award in labour law. Prior to law school, Barlett completed her bachelor’s degree in history and philosophy at Queen’s.

Jamie Burns joins Hicks Morley’s Toronto office. Jamie received her J.D. from Queen’s where she was the managing editor of production of the Queen’s Law Journal. She was actively involved in student government, worked as a student caseworker for the Queen’s Family Law Clinic and was a teacher’s assistant at the Queen’s Smith School of Business. Before attending law school, Burns received her B.Comm. from Queen’s. She summered and articled at the firm before returning as an associate.

Joshua Ghatak is also joining the Toronto office. He received his J.D. from Western University and served as the co-chair of the faculty’s Entertainment and Sports Law Association. Prior to law school, he was on the dean’s List while he completed his undergraduate degree in media and television production at Ryerson University.

Jordynne Hislop will also be based at the Toronto office. She received her juris doctor from Lakehead University where she acted as the first-year representative and president of the Law Students’ Association and worked at the Lakehead Legal Clinic. Hislop volunteered with the Ontario Justice Education Network and the Lakehead Law Journal, serving as managing editor in her final year of study. Prior to law school, she completed a bachelor of management and organizational studies with a specialization in human resource management at Western.

Fatimah Khan also joins the Toronto office. She has a J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School where she was an elected representative on Student Caucus as well as an executive member of Osgoode’s Labour and Employment Law Society, the South Asian Law Students Association and the Osgoode Women’s Network. Prior to law school, she received both a BA with high distinction and a master’s degree in industrial relations and human resources at the University of Toronto.

Kayley Leon is joining Hicks Morley’s Toronto office. Leon received her Canadian J.D. from the University of Windsor and her American J.D. from the University of Detroit Mercy and was selected as an editor of law journals at both institutions. Leon worked at the University of Windsor as a research assistant focusing on international commercial arbitration and international trade rules surrounding the carriage of goods cross-border. Prior to joining Hicks Morley, she worked in Michigan at the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office, in the Homicide and Violent Crimes Division.

Victoria McCorkindale is another working from the Toronto office. She obtained J.D. from Western where she participated in a number of advocacy competitions and worked as a research assistant in the fields of labour law and human rights law. Prior to law school, she earned an honours BA from the University of Toronto, Trinity College where she specialized in English and minored in political science. She then earned a master of arts degree in English from York University.

Colleen Nevison also joins the Toronto office. She obtained her juris doctor from Western with distinction. While at Western, she was involved in a number of faculty groups including the Western Business Law Clinic, the Student Ambassador Program and two academic journals. Prior to law school, she earned an Honours B.Sc. from the University of Waterloo, majoring in psychology and minoring in biology.

Armin Sohrevardi is joining the Toronto office. He received his juris doctor from Western. While in law school, he actively participated in labour law moots and worked as a legal research assistant, worked as a teaching assistant for an advocacy course and was a staff editor with the Western Journal of Legal Studies. Prior to law school, Sohrevardi received a bachelor of science in integrated science from the University of British Columbia.

Emerson Wargel is joining Hicks Morley’s Waterloo office. Wargel received his J.D. from Western University, where he was on the dean’s list and received the Law Society of Ontario award for academic excellence. Prior to law school, he received a BA in political science (honours with distinction).