Kelsy effectively advocates for clients, vigorously pushing for the most favourable and pragmatic outcome in their legal disputes, whether as a plaintiff or defendant. Her practice areas include construction liens, mortgage enforcement, corporate and commercial disputes, creditors’ rights and collection actions, contract disputes and employment matters.
Kelsy was called to the Ontario bar in June 2017 and sworn in as an attorney in the State of Michigan in August 2017. She articled with a full-service law firm in London, Ontario, where she worked in the general litigation department after being called to the bar. Kelsy joined Giffen LLP in the fall of 2020 as a litigation associate in the Corporate/Commercial Litigation department.
Kelsy graduated from Carleton University receiving a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in Political Science with a focus on International Relations. She attended law school in the dual program at the University of Windsor and University of Detroit Mercy, receiving her Juris Doctor from both universities in 2016.
While attending law school, Kelsy was a board member of the Moot Court Board at the University of Detroit Mercy, participating in and assisting others in their preparation for moot competition; she was also a volunteer before later becoming Director of the Windsor Law High School Outreach program, working with high school students throughout the Windsor community.
Kelsy is a member of the Waterloo Region Law Association, Canadian/Ontario Bar Association, The Advocates’ Society, the State Bar of Michigan and the American Bar Association. She is actively involved in her community as the President of Business Professional Women London, and a committed volunteer with Youth Opportunities Unlimited and the Ontario Brain Injury Association. She is a supporter of Toastmasters International, as a former executive member of Thames Valley Toastmasters and previously placed runner up in her region for the International Speech Contest.
In her spare time, you might find Kelsy enjoying her passion for golf at one of the many courses throughout Ontario or experiencing live theatre when she can. She will never turn down a good conversation about wine, loves to travel, personal fitness, watching hockey (Go Habs Go!) and spending time with family and friends.