Melanie Gardin was called to the Ontario Bar in 2002 and is exclusively practicing in the area of serious and catastrophic personal injury. This encompasses injuries of all kinds such as: motor vehicle accidents involving a car, motorcycle, bicycle, e-bike and ATV; slip/trip and falls; assaults; wrongful death and nursing home negligence. Melanie also handles ODSP and CPP Disability Appeals as well as Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Appeals and litigation.
Melanie is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, Southwest Region Women's Law Association, 100 Women Who Care Windsor/Essex and Influential Women of Windsor.
Melanie is the current President of the Brain Injury Association of Windsor/Essex (BIAWE), a position she has held since 2008. BIAWE is affiliated with the Ontario Brain Injury Association (OBIA). Melanie was Co-Chair of the Ontario Brain Injury Advisory Council (OAC) and a Director of the Ontario Brain Injury Association for 2 terms from 2009-2013. She was awarded "Volunteer of the Year Award" by OBIA on June 21, 2014, for her outstanding support of individuals living with the effect of brain injury.
Melanie is the Secretary of the "Beyond Disabilities Rehabilitation Network" which is a charity that supports people in our community with chronic disabilities.
In 2011, Melanie was awarded the "Odyssey Award" by the University of Windsor Alumni Association. This award recognizes alumni who are in the early years of their career path, having distinguished themselves through successes in career endeavors, notable achievements in their local community or the University of Windsor, or through a significant or innovative achievement in their professional or personal life.
Melanie also appears on the light hearted talk show "Houida and Friends" to discuss current events.