Elliot McPhail

Elliot joined Team Meunier Carrier as a legal assistant on a full-time basis in September 2019.

He is a graduate from the University of Waterloo with a BASc in Chemical Engineering, where he developed a technical and analytical mindset over five years of rigorous study and co-op work.

Elliot is a law student at the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law.

Elliot is interested in the subject of the law as it relates to balancing the interests of plaintiffs with larger and more resourceful parties. He is also captivated by opportunities to one day combine his engineering background with law to work in areas such as environmental litigation, workplace safety, and technology.

Elliot has had the opportunity to observe examinations for discovery, court proceedings in the Ontario Court of Justice and Superior Court of Justice, and cases before the Licence Appeal Tribunal, which have provided him with insight into the work that he performs. Elliot plays an instrumental role in preparing draft executive file summaries, medical summaries, research, analysis of reconstruction reports and GPS coordinates, and developing tools for the calculation of damages. Elliot works closely with the lawyers and interacts with clients who suffered serious and catastrophic injuries and serves as one of the liaison team members for our clients’ accident benefits cases.

Elliot partakes in internal firm huddles and external continuing legal education events, including the Sudbury Colloquium in 2019 and 2020, and the 2021 OTLA Spring Conference. He is mentored by Jay Meunier and David Carrier in his endeavours with the firm.

Through his experience with the Team at MEUNIER CARRIER LAWYERS, Elliot will continue to develop practical legal skills that will assist him in connection with his future career as a lawyer.

Elliot will be working with the Crown Attorney’s office during the summer of 2022, but will be returning to complete his articling in January of 2023.