Mary Anne Vallianatos

Mary Anne joined Donovan & Company in 2015 after having worked at a litigation boutique and an international law firm on administrative and public law matters. She received her Juris Doctor from Dalhousie University, Schulich School of Law in 2012 and her Master of Laws degree in comparative constitutional law from Columbia Law School in 2014. She was first called to the Ontario Bar in 2013 and has been a member of the British Columbia Bar since 2014.

Mary Anne provides advice to First Nations clients on matters relating to governance, consultation and accommodation, and specific claims. She has represented clients in aboriginal rights and title, constitutional, and civil litigation. She has appeared before the British Columbia Supreme Court and Federal Court of Appeal, and assisted in cases before the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. Mary Anne also helps clients solve problems in the areas of housing, employment and municipal law.

Mary Anne’s indigenous rights advocacy is complemented by her human rights work. She currently serves as a committee member of West Coast LEAF’s Law and Policy Committee and previously worked with the International Committee for the Red Cross, United Nations delegation.

Outside the office you can find Mary Anne practicing yoga, playing ice hockey and spending time with friends and family. She has also published an article in the Alberta Law Review and two conference papers with the Law Society of Upper Canada.

Mary Anne’s assistant is Rowena Pangilinan: