Featured Young Litigator

Vanessa Voakes – Stikeman Elliott


Vanessa Voakes joined Stikeman Elliot’s Litigation Group in 2010 after articling with the firm.  Her practice concentrates on civil and corporate commercial litigation matters, including class action litigation.  She has appeared before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Court of Appeal for Ontario and has served as co-counsel in a number of arbitration proceedings.

Vanessa is actively engaged in the legal community, serving as a member of the Young Advocates Standing Committee and the Operations, Governance & Finance Committee of the Advocates’ Society.  She is the assistant editor of the firm’s class actions law blog and is a frequent contributor to the Class Action Defence Quarterly, a Lexis Nexis publication.

Vanessa is an extremely talented advocate who is tenacious and forthright in all she does, all with a great sense of humour.

Read Vanessa‘s blog post