Mitch joined Cuming & Gillespie in 2019, following his articles with the Legal Services Branch of Manitoba Justice and a placement with the Manitoba Provincial Court. Prior to joining the firm, Mitch worked in an office specializing in helping injured workers appeal Worker’s Compensation Board decisions. Through this experience, Mitch developed a passion for assisting injured parties and their families navigate the legal system in order to receive fair compensation for their injuries.
Mitch obtained his Juris Doctor from Dalhousie University in 2017. During law school, Mitch completed a full-time summer placement at the Dalhousie Legal Aid Service and a part-time placement with the Legal Services team at the IWK Health Centre. During his time at Dalhousie, Mitch represented the school at the 2016 Hockey Arbitration Competition of Canada, was selected for the Sopinka McKelvey Trial Advocacy course, and served as VP of Finance for the Domus Legis Society, Canada’s oldest student-run social society for law students.
Mitch’s practice focuses on serious personal injury and medical negligence claims and he acts exclusively for injured parties and their families. Mitch has experience appearing in various levels of Court in Nova Scotia, Manitoba, and Alberta, as well as various administrative tribunals.
Prior to attending law school, Mitch completed a Master’s degree with a focus on healthcare ethics and distributive justice. His research interests included compulsory licensing of pharmaceuticals, the use of coercive measures in public healthcare, and the laws governing sex work and surrogacy in Canada. He also led tutorials for first-year medical students on medical ethics.
Mitch completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Manitoba with Honours in both Psychology and Philosophy. Upon graduation, he was awarded the Paul David Russel Gold Medal for Highest Standing in Philosophy. His psychology Honours thesis examined the effect of negative political advertising on the attitudes of voters.
Mitch is highly involved with his community. Throughout his academic career, he has held leadership roles in several student organizations. He currently serves on the executive committees of several Canadian Bar Association and Alberta (South) Bar Association sections. He also provides pro bono services through the Calgary Legal Guidance Society.
Outside of the office, Mitch enjoys spending time with his partner and their pets. He is an avid fan of hockey, football, travel, and board games, as well as indulging in culinary adventures.
- 2018, Manitoba
- 2019, Alberta
- J.D., Dalhousie University
- M.A., University of Manitoba
- B.A. (Hons), University of Manitoba
- Canadian Bar Association
- Advocates’ Society
- Law Society of Alberta
- Calgary Bar Association
- Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association
- Law Society of Manitoba
Volunteer/Pro Bono/Community Involvement
- Volunteer Lawyer, Calgary Legal Guidance Society
- Member-at-Large, Canadian Bar Association Health Law Section
- Member-at-Large, Canadian Bar Association & Alberta (South) Bar Association Young Lawyers Sections