Vanessa Davies, J.D., MSc., Hons. B.Soc.Sci.

Vanessa Davies is an Ottawa-based lawyer. She graduated from the University of Ottawa's English Common Law programme and articled with Karen Reid. Vanessa believes ensuring access to justice means having a lawyer who can help you navigate what can be a daunting, labyrinthine process. She has worked on difficult cases and will stand with you as your advocate, even when no one else will.

Prior to law school, she earned her Master's in Legal Anthropology from the London School of Economics, and a Baccalaureate in International Development & Globalization from the University of Ottawa. She has worked for Z2Live, an Seattle-based mobile game company, consulted for the Federal Government, recorded and fact-checked proceedings in the House of Commons, and reviewed cases for Amnesty International's Refugee Network. Her knowledge and experience bring you the highest quality in research and advocacy. 

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Vanessa grew up in Ottawa and is passionate about her community. She was a Director on the Board of Arts Ottawa East for two years during university and advocated to build the Shenkman Centre and successfully lobbied the City of Ottawa against cutting crucial arts funding.

From 2008-2010 she co-hosted the Friday Special Blend on CKCU-FM. She has also volunteered with the Centretown Emergency Food Centre, Amnesty International's Refugee Network and the Canadian Centre for International Justice. For the last two years, she acted as Counsel with the Ticket Defence Programme at the University of Ottawa. Currently, she fosters pugs from the Under My Wing Pug Rescue.

Vanessa is a licensee of the Law Society of Upper Canada and a member of the Criminal Lawyers' Association, the County of Carleton Law Association, and the Defence Counsel Association of Ottawa.

An avid performer, Vanessa has also been on stage with Tone Cluster, the Tara Players, Natasha Royka Dance Company, The Gladstone theatre, Sock n'Buskin' Theatre,  and the Capital Chamber Choir. She believes it is important to give back to her community.

Photo: Artist John Ceprano's sculptures along the Ottawa River bank.