Melissa Miller is an advocate for the most vulnerable members of our population, the elderly. Being certified in Elder Law, she concentrates on nursing home negligence, long-term care cases and elder abuse. Her practice is also committed to all areas of personal injury litigation, including product liability, hospital negligence, car accidents, slip and falls and long-term disability claims. Melissa is a trusted advisor who supports and guides clients through the legal issues that need to be resolved as they fight to recover. Melissa is an experienced trial advocate and is prepared to take her cases all the way.
Melissa is a member of many professional associations and frequently authors articles for these associations and other organizations, including updates on the law, catastrophic impairment, and important issues that affect the rights of injured victims. Melissa was elected to the Board of Directors of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association in 2017.
Power in Numbers for Nursing Home Cases, HSH Blog, July 2018
Melissa Miller Speaks Out for Disabled Client Evicted from Nursing Home, HSH E-News, July 2018
Top 5 Things to Know When a Loved One is in a Nursing Home in Ontario, HSH Blog, July 2018
Nursing Home Negligence and Elder Abuse: The Often Hidden Crime, HSH Blog, November 2017
Court of Appeal Clarifies 2015 Amendments to Insurance Act, Saving Insurers Big Money, HSH E-News, October 2017
Medicinal Marijuana and Traumatic Brain Injuries, HSH Blog, July 2017
Fatal Shooting and Stampede at BPM Festival in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, HSH E-News, February 2017
Pokémon GO: The New “Virtual” Reality of Personal Injury, HSH Blog, August 2016
Ten Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make in Your First Five Years of Law Practice, HSH Blog, April 2016
Pre-Judgment Interest is a Substantive Right, HSH Blog, November 2015
Bill 15 Interest Rate Interpreted, HSH E-News, April 15, 2015
Lay Witnesses Save the Day–At Trial, HSH E-News, August 2014
Accident Benefits Dispute Resolution System – Big Changes Ahead?, HSH E-News, March 2014
Insurer Ordered to Pay Full Indemnity Costs, HSH E-News, October 2013
Out With the Old and In With the New CPP Regime, HSH E-News, March 2013
Attendant Care and Economic Loss HSH E-News, August 2012
Families sue care homes, alleging neglect contributed to death of loved ones, Melissa exposes possible neglect in Ontario nursing homes, CBC, January 7, 2019
GoFundMe Started for Paralyzed Man Facing Eviction, Melissa updates reporters on the impending fate of her client, Toronto Star, June 28, 2018.
Man Facing Eviction from Retirement Home, Melissa explains the circumstances of disabled client facing eviction from Sunrise Senior facility, CTV News, June 27, 2018.
Neville-Lake Family Seeking $25- Million in Damages, Melissa explained why $25M might not be too high to claim from Muzzo family, CP 24, January 10, 2017
Muzzo Family Faces 25 Million Dollar Lawsuit (audio), Melissa comments on how damages are assessed, News Talk Radio 1010, January 10, 2017
Melissa Miller Gets to the Art of the Matter, Precedent Magazine, May 26, 2015
Personal, Industry and Community Activity
Osgoode Elder Law Certificate, 2018
Called to the Ontario Bar, 2010
LLB, University of Windsor, Faculty of Law, 2009
BA (Honours, With Distinction), Double Major: Philosophy and Political Science
University of Toronto, St. Michael’s College, 2006
Honours and Awards
Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, 2014
Plan Canada – I am a Girl, Child Sponsor
Certified Yoga Instructor
Professional Associations and Memberships
Ontario Trial Lawyers Association
- Board of Directors (Current)
- Past-Chair, New Lawyers Division
- Past-Vice-Chair, New Lawyers Division
Ontario Bar Association
Canadian Bar Association
The Advocates’ Society
Women’s Law Association of Ontario
Young Women in the Law
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