Melanie Anderson fights for social justice and disrupts power structures.
In her civil litigation practice, Melanie takes on legal issues big and small: from advising individuals who have been wrongfully dismissed to challenging the government for Charter rights violations, Melanie gets to the heart of complex legal matters, develops effective strategies, and sets out clear options that allow her clients to make informed decisions to advance their interests.
Employees rely on Melanie for strategic advice on a range of employment issues, including termination, discrimination, and harassment. Through her work on class actions, Melanie helps get justice for thousands of workers at a time. As a member of LawPRO’s Preferred Counsel List, she defends other lawyers against allegations of negligence.
Before coming to Goldblatt Partners, Melanie’s legal education took her from coast to coast. She obtained her law degree at Dalhousie University’s Schulich School of Law in Halifax. She then returned to Vancouver, where she grew up, to complete a clerkship at the British Columbia Court of Appeal.
Melanie is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the Indigenous Bar Association.
Outside of the office, Melanie enjoys exploring the world by bike or on foot, sampling different craft beers as a certified beer judge, or settling into a sunny spot with a mug of coffee and a new novel.