Alyssa Tomkins has a broad-ranging litigation practice in both official languages, including corporate and commercial litigation, bankruptcy and insolvency, administrative/constitutional law and construction, including procurement and the law of tender. Alyssa has appeared before all levels of court, in various commercial arbitrations and before administrative tribunals, including the Canadian International Trade Tribunal and various agricultural marketing boards.
Prior to joining Caza Saikaley at the time of its inception, Alyssa clerked for the Honourable Michel Bastarache at the Supreme Court of Canada and worked for several years at a national firm.
Alyssa is the co-chair of the County of Carleton Law Association Technology Committee and co-chaired a conference on the use of technology in litigation. She is a regular volunteer at Pro Bono Law Help Ontario and has acted on numerous pro bono matters in the area of human rights. She is also the volunteer coach of the University of Ottawa’s Laskin Moot team (constitutional and administrative law).
When Alyssa is away from the office, she is an avid soccer and hockey player, skis and is attempting to learn to snowboard. She also loves music of all kinds and can be convinced to play the trumpet.
Direct Line: 613-564-8269
CALL TO THE BAR
B.Sc. (Engineering Chemistry), B.A. (Political Studies), Queen’s University, 2002 (Distinction)
LL.B., University of Ottawa, 2006 (Summa cum laude, Gold Medalist)
The Advocates’ Society
Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Ontario
County of Carleton Law Association
PUBLICATIONS AND CONFERENCES
Speaker, “The Electronic Trial”, “Civil Litigation Updated 2015”, County of Carleton Law Association, Mont-Tremblant, November 20, 2015.
Moderator, « Class Actions », Congrès 2015, Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Ontario, Lafayette, Louisiana, June 24, 2015.
Conference Co-Chair and Moderator, “The Technology Conference for the Rest of Us (Not Just Nerds)”, County of Carleton Law Association, Ottawa, November 7, 2014.
Ronald F. Caza and Alyssa Tomkins, « Desrochers– Vive la différence : l’égalité réelle realisé », Supreme Court Law Review Vol. 65 (2014).
Keynote Speaker, “Excelling at Articles”, Young Lawyers’ Division East – Ottawa, Ontario Bar Association, Ottawa, September 2013.
Speaker, « A Symposium Celebrating the Contributions of Justice Louise Charron”, University of Ottawa, March 23, 2013.
Speaker, « Transiger devant la cour fédérale », Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Ontario, March 2013.
Alyssa Tomkins, “Does Beaulac Reorient Judicial Bilingualism?”, Supreme Court Law Review Vol. 39 (2008).