Simone joined UPFH as an associate in 2021 after articling at another union-side labour firm in Ottawa. Her practice includes labour, human rights and criminal law in both English and French.
Simone completed her LL.B. at UQÀM, where she graduated on the tableau d’honneur de la faculté. She received her J.D. and LL.M. at l’Université de Sherbrooke, where she won the mention d'excellence- palmarès facultaire and the bourse financière de la Banque Nationale. Her thesis focused on recent developments in tort law that may increase accountability for Canadian mining multinational corporations with respect to human rights violations abroad. During law school, she participated in the Laskin moot (achieving third best tandem), provided pro bono legal information at Projet Genèse in the domains of housing, welfare and pensions, and interned at CUPE’s Montréal office in the human rights department.
Prior to law school, Simone was an OCT certified biology and French secondary school teacher, and worked at schools in Ontario, France and Sweden. She also holds an M.A. in comparative literature from l’Université de Montréal.
Outside of the office, Simone enjoys going on canoe trips, reading and travelling.