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Michelle Dwyer

she / her B.A., M.A., J.D. Lawyer

Called To Bar




  • Harvard Negotiation Institute, Certificate in Mediating Disputes, 2016
  • Certified Practitioner, Collaborative Family Law 
  • University of Toronto, J.D., 2001
  • University of British Columbia, M.A. in Political Science, 2000
  • University of British Columbia, B.A. in Political Science, 1995
Guelph Office T. 519 821 0013 F: 519 837 1617

Michelle practices in the areas of family law and criminal law.  She also provides mediation services.  In her family law practice, she supports clients in negotiations, mediation, arbitration, and litigation. Michelle has represented clients in the Ontario Court of Justice, Superior Court of Justice, and the Ontario Court of Appeal. In her criminal practice, Michelle defends clients charged with criminal and provincial offences, as well as professionals facing disciplinary proceedings.  In addition, Michelle acts a prosecutor for regulatory and municipal clients.  

She obtained both a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Masters of Arts in Political Science from the University of British Columbia. She completed her Juris Doctorate degree at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law and was called to the bar in 2002.

Michelle is highly involved in the Guelph community and has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in criminal justice and public policy at the University of Guelph. She is co-president of the Board of Directors of Victim Services Wellington and secretary of the Board of Directors of Wyndham House.

In her personal time, she enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, canoeing, kayaking, and camping. When she isn’t spending time outdoors, her favourite pastime is reading.

Memberships & Professional Appointments

  • Criminal Lawyers' Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Member of the Law Society of Ontario

Community Involvement

  • Wyndham House, Co President, Board of Directors
  • Victim Services Wellington, Board of Directors
  • Human Services and Justice Coordinating Committee, Release From Custody Community of Practice, Member

Tribunals, Boards, & Levels of Court

  • Ontario Court of Appeal
  • Superior Court of Justice
  • Ontario Court of Justice
  • Various administrative and professional tribunals
  • Guelph Office 105 Silvercreek Pkwy. N. Suite 100 Guelph, ON N1H 6S4
    519 837 2100
  • Fergus/Elora Office 294 East Mill Street, Unit 108, Centre Wellington, ON N0B 1S0
    519 837 2100
  • Toll Free 800 746 0685