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Cochrane Saxberg is a litigation, child protection, employment and labour, corporate and Indigenous advocacy law firm.

Luke R. Bernas

Associate
Biography Luke has extensive experience in litigation and advocacy work, focusing primarily on child protection, labour and employment and civil and commercial litigation. Luke has appeared at all levels of court in Manitoba as well as the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, The Canadian Industrial Relations Board and the License Suspension...
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Brianna M. Bogucki

Associate
Brianna practices primarily as a litigator in the area of child protection law. Brianna was called to the Manitoba Bar in 2018. She graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba, joining Cochrane Saxberg as an articling student on July 1st, 2017. Prior to obtaining her law...
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Debbie Buors

Associate
Debbie is a Metis woman with family roots in St. Laurent, Manitoba. She is a proud member of the Manitoba Metis Federation. After graduating from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor’s degree in Law, 2003, Debbie joined the Crown’s office at Manitoba Prosecutions Service. During that time, she became...
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Harold (Sonny) Cochrane, K.C.

Partner
Biography Mr. Cochrane was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1996. He is a Cree lawyer who grew up on Fisher River Cree Nation and has deep connections to the Indigenous community. He is the first Cree lawyer appointed Queen’s counsel in Manitoba. He is a founding member of Cochrane...
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Alyssa Cloutier

Associate
Biography Alyssa was called to the bar on May 26, 2021. She practices primarily in the areas of Family Law, Civil Litigation and Labour and Employment Law. Alyssa joined Cochrane Saxberg as an articling student on June 8, 2020, following her graduation from the Faculty of Law at the University...
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Colin Fingas

Associate
Biography Colin was called to the bar on June 24, 2021. He practices primarily in the areas of Criminal Law and Child Protection. He graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Political Studies in 2015 and a Master of Arts degree in Political...
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Robyn Fraser

Associate
Biography Robyn graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba, joining Cochrane Saxberg as an articling student on June 11th, 2018. Prior to law school, Robyn obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree with Distinction in Psychology from the University of Manitoba. During her time at law school,...
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Raven-Dominique Gobeil

Associate
Biography Raven-Dominique is a Queer, Anishinaabe-Kwe and Métis woman. She is a member of Poplar River First Nation and has Métis roots in southeastern Manitoba. Raven-Dominique was called to the Bar on June 10, 2020. She articled at the Child Protection Law Office of Legal Aid Manitoba. During this time,...
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Megan Guillas

Paralegal
Biography Megan is a Litigation Paralegal working mainly in the areas of Commercial and Civil Litigation, Labour and Employment, and Child Protection. She has a particular expertise in Child Abuse Registry proceedings. Megan graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2019. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology...
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Davy Ireland

Counsel
Raised in Scotland, Davy has called Winnipeg home for many years. He received both his Bachelors and Masters degrees in law from the Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba. In 2016, Davy was appointed to the Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba where he teaches Criminal Law, Evidence...
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Greg A. Johnson

Partner
Biography Greg focuses primarily in the area of Child Protection Law and Indigenous Law. Greg currently oversees a number of child protection agencies serving various regions within the Province of Manitoba. Mr. Johnson received his call to the Manitoba Bar in June of 2005.  Mr. Johnson is a member of...
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Brenda A. Johnston

Partner
Biography Ms. Johnston, a member of the Peguis First Nation, practices in the areas of Indigenous law and Business law. She received her call to the Manitoba Bar in 1996. Throughout Ms. Johnston’s practice, she has provided full comprehensive legal services to Indigenous individuals, First Nation Bands, First Nation political...
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Shameem Koshy

Associate
Biography Shameem graduated from University of Winnipeg with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Conflict Resolution Studies and went on to attend Law School at the University of Manitoba. She completed her articles at Legal Aid Manitoba and received her Call to the Bar in 2004. She then joined Legal...
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Josh Micflikier

Associate
On June 16, 2022 Josh Micflikier was Called to the Bar and will be continuing at the Firm as an Associate. Josh joined Cochrane Saxberg as an articling student on June 7, 2021, following his graduation from the Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba. Prior to attending law...
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Danielle Morrison

Associate
Danielle H. Morrison, a proud Treaty 3 member of the Anishinaabeg of Naongashiing, practices in the areas of Indigenous law, Child Protection and Litigation. She received her call in July 2020. Prior to law school, Danielle developed a long-standing career in program delivery, policy review and advocacy with various Indigenous-led...
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Katherine Olson

Associate
Biography Katie is an associate having been called to the Bar in 2021. She practices primarily in the areas of Labour and Employment, Civil Litigation and Indigenous law. Katie first joined the firm as an articling student after receiving her Juris Doctor from the University of Manitoba in 2020. Throughout...
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Emma Phillips

Paralegal
Bio: Emma graduated from the University of Manitoba in June 2018. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Criminology with a minor in Family Social Sciences. In July 2018, Emma joined the firm as a Legal Assistant, working in the area of Child Protection Law. She is now a Child...
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Jaclyn Rind-Nkingi

Paralegal
Bio: Jaclyn is a corporate/commercial paralegal with Cochrane Saxberg who works with Brenda Johnston. She graduated from the Legal Administrative Assistant program at Red River Community College, with honours and has 15 years of legal experience. Before joining Cochrane Saxberg in 2018, Jaclyn worked in various areas of law including...
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Season Roulette

Associate
Biography Season practices in the area of first nation governance, labour and employment law, child protection and indigenous law. She regularly provides legal advice, guidance and support to First Nation governments, organizations, agencies and boards on a wide variety of legal matters. Season has appeared at all levels of court...
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Kris M. Saxberg

Partner
Biography Mr. Saxberg is one of the founding partners of Cochrane Saxberg Law. Prior to establishing Cochrane Saxberg Law, Mr. Saxberg was the managing partner at D’Arcy & Deacon LLP. He was called to the Bar in 1999. Prior to law, he worked in broadcasting at CKND-TV and CBC-TV and...
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Shawn C. Scarcello

Partner
Biography Shawn Scarcello practices in the areas of Civil and Commercial Litigation, Indigenous Law and Child Protection representing clients on a variety of matters, including the following: insurance matters including first and third party claims as well as coverage disputes construction litigation product liability personal injury claims shareholder disputes debt...
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Melissa Serbin

Associate
Biography Melissa has extensive litigation experience. Her practice includes civil, criminal and regulatory litigation, child protection, Indigenous law and appellate advocacy. Melissa received her call to the Manitoba bar in 2009. Prior to joining Cochrane Saxberg, she worked as a Crown Attorney with the Manitoba Prosecution Service for over 12...
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Murray Sinclair

General Counsel
The Honourable Murray Sinclair LLB MSC IPC The Honourable Murray Sinclair’s legal credentials are well known. What is less well known is that he is Anishinaabe and a member of the Peguis First Nation. He is a Fourth Degree Chief of the Midewiwin Society, a traditional healing and spiritual society...
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Tiffany Sjoblom

Paralegal
Bio: Tiffany joined the firm in August 2017. She has over 14 years of experience in the legal field with the majority of that time focused in the area of Child Protection Law. Tiffany primarily works with Greg Johnson (Partner). In her time away from work Tiffany enjoys spending time...
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Stacey Soldier

Associate
Biography Stacey graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba in 2007 and received her Call to the Bar in 2008. She practiced in the area of Criminal Law exclusively since that time. Stacey has represented people charged with offenses under the Criminal Code of Canada and...
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Kate Wagar

Associate
Biography Kate practices primarily in the area of child protection law. Kate graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba in 2020. During her time at law school, she was a facilitator for Manitoba W.I.S.E. (Working in Support of Equality), and a member of the Feminist Legal...
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Samantha S.T. Wong

Associate
Biography Samantha Wong joined Cochrane Saxberg as an articling student when the firm was created on July 1, 2017. She is currently an associate with the firm. Prior to law school, Samantha completed several degrees in science and business, majoring in life sciences, supply chain and logistics, international business, and...
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Taylor Antonchuk

Articling Student-at-Law
Taylor returns to the firm as an articling student after summering with the firm in 2020. She obtained her Juris Doctor in June of 2022 from Robson Hall, Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba. Prior to law school, Taylor completed her Bachelor of Arts degree at the University...
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Jenna Jeffrey

Articling Student-at-Law
Jenna joined Cochrane Saxberg as an articling student in June 2022 following her graduation from the University of Manitoba’s Robson Hall Faculty of Law. Prior to law school, Jenna graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Environmental Studies. During law school, Jenna was an active member of...
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