Emily Compton is a lawyer in Miller Thomson’s litigation practice group, working primarily in insurance defence. Emily joined Miller Thomson as an associate after working as a summer student and articling student with the firm. As a result, she has developed the skills necessary to provide a broad litigation 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.
Employment law: advising and advocating for clients with respect to employment standards, contracts, termination, human rights, and workplace investigations.
General litigation: advocating for clients in a broad variety of formal Court, Tribunal, and Alternative Dispute Resolution settings.
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 administrative law, conflict of laws, intellectual property, and legal history. She was 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, providing legal information in an online help forum pilot project. 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.
- Project Leader, Pro Bono Students Canada
- Organizer, University of Victoria Faculty of Law United Way Campaign
- Canadian Defence Lawyers
- Law Society of Ontario
Bar admissions & education
- Ontario Bar, 2019
- J.D., University of Victoria, 2018
- M.A., University of Guelph, 2014
- B.A. Honours, University of Guelph, 2012