Emily Compton is a lawyer in Miller Thomson’s litigation practice group, working primarily in insurance defence. Emily first joined Miller Thomson as a summer student and articling student prior to joining the firm as an associate. As a result, she has cultivated the skills necessary to provide a client-centered practice. Emily is an effective communicator and researcher who believes in providing efficient and professional service to her clients.
Emily provides legal services in the following areas:
Insurance litigation: advocating in the defence of casualty, life, disability and property claims, and statutory and policy compliance.
Emily attended the University of Victoria Faculty of Law, where she was an active community member. She worked as a research assistant to the Associate Dean, focusing on conflict of laws, intellectual property, legal history, and administrative law. She was first elected as the Social Coordinator and later as the Vice President of the University of Victoria Law Students’ Society. Emily served as a project supervisor and coordinator for Pro Bono Students Canada. In 2015, Emily was a finals medallist in the UBC Environmental Law Negotiation Competition. In her final year of law school, she was awarded the McLean Scholarship for her thesis paper.
Prior to her legal education, Emily studied History at the University of Guelph for both her bachelor and master’s degrees. She participated in an academic exchange to Paris, France in 2011, and instructed classes to undergraduates during her graduate studies.
- Project Leader, Pro Bono Students Canada
- Organizer, University of Victoria Faculty of Law United Way Campaign
Bar admissions & education
- Ontario, 2019
- J.D., University of Victoria, 2018
- M.A., University of Guelph, 2014
- B.A. Honours, University of Guelph, 2012