Before becoming a mediator, Marcela worked as a lawyer with a diverse civil litigation practice. Her practice was primarily in the area of insurance defence with an emphasis on personal injury. She has, however, represented both plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of civil actions and applications.
Marcela has a wealth of experience in insurance coverage issues, and has been involved in cases dealing with bodily injury, property damage, general corporate commercial litigation, including directors’ and officers’ liability, and class actions. Marcela has appeared as counsel in the Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Court of Appeal, and the Federal Court of Canada, and has appeared before various administrative tribunals, including the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal.
Marcela graduated from Trinity College at the University of Toronto with a Combined Specialist B.A. in History and Political Science and a minor in French Language in 1996. She received her M.A. in International Relations and J.D. from the University of Toronto in 2000, and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2002.
Marcela is a member of the ADR Institute of Canada, and Advocates' Society, and the Canadian Academy of Distinguished Neutrals. She is past President and past Executive Director of the Canadian Hispanic Bar Association (CHBA), and past Co-Vice Chair of the Roundtable of Diversity Associations (RODA), Toronto Lawyers Association.
Marcela was born in Santiago, Chile. She is fluent in Spanish and speaks conversational French and Italian. She is an avid traveller and has an interest in hiking and photography. She lives in Toronto with her husband and two children. They are a family of happy baseball fanatics, and she can often be found in the stands cheering on her children's sports teams.
Morgan graduated from Dalhousie University with a B.A. in Political Science in 2012. He then completed the Paralegal Accelerated Program at Seneca College in 2017. He is a licensed Paralegal and Commissioner of Oaths.
Morgan is originally from Nova Scotia, where he currently lives with his family. Morgan is the proud dad of one firecracker or a little girl.