Anne-Marie grew up in Ottawa, Ontario and graduated with a degree in sociology and contemporary studies from the University of Kings College in Halifax. She completed her law school at the University of Ottawa in 2009 and has been practicing criminal law exclusively since her call to the bar in 2010. After articling with Shore Davis Hale, she worked as an associate at Hale Criminal Law Office before joining May & Konyer. She has represented clients with a wide range of criminal matters, ranging from impaired driving, assault, theft and sexual offences.
After gaining valuable experience under reputable mentors, Anne-Marie started her own criminal law firm, McElroy Law, in 2015. Her practice is dedicated to offering her clients an approachable legal service. She has gained her reputation by listening to her clients' needs. She offers her clients creative legal solutions after assessing the merits of their cases along with what to expect in the court. As your defence lawyer, she can discuss the risks and your options so as to enable you to make the most informed decision.
Over the years she has established good relationships with her colleagues, the Crown and the judges. Her reputation and ability to access the value of each case have gained her credibility in the criminal justice system. She is easy-going, but when required she can also be strong at producing the best results for her clients. She is also well-connected with the community through her involvement in the Community Adult Justice Network, where she works with organizations such as the Elizabeth Fry Society and John Howard Society.
Anne-Marie is an award-winning blog writer. She won the 2015 Canadian Law Blog award, 'Clawbie' award for the best new blog. She writes eloquently on areas of the law that are often misinterpreted and the blog has quickly been recognized as one of the best in the country. She also won the 2016 'Clawbie' award for the best practitioner blog.
Following her success in the blog, Anne-Marie has made media appearances on local radio and television on criminal law, providing commentary and insight into cases in the news.
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