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Bree Kilby



ree is a criminal defence lawyer and associate at Edelson Foord Law.

Prior to attending law school, Bree worked as a paralegal for two criminal defence lawyers in the Ottawa Valley for several years. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts Honours degree with a double major in Law and Human Rights and a minor in Political Science from Carleton University in 2019. During her undergraduate degree, Bree spent 3 months in Kampala, Uganda interning for a human rights organization. She assisted the United Nations expert on democracy with the preparation of a report for the 39th Regular Session of the Human Rights Counsel and undertook research on extra-judicial killings in Uganda. Following her graduation, Bree earned her J.D. (Cum Laude) from the University of Ottawa in 2023.

Throughout law school, Bree focused on criminal law, where she made the Dean’s Honours List. She was also a Caseworker with the University of Ottawa Community Legal Clinic (UOCLC) for 2 years. Through her work at the UOCLC, Bree represented clients in criminal and provincial offences court. Bree was also one of two students chosen to represent the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law as a competitor in the Arnup Cup Trial Advocacy Moot in Toronto in 2022. In addition, Bree was a Dean’s Research and Writing Fellow, where she completed a substantial research project on the constitutionality of section 33.1 of the Criminal Code and was a teaching assistant for the first-year Legal Research course.

Bree summered with Edelson Foord Law before returning as an articling student in 2023. Bree became an associate with the firm following her Call to the Bar in June 2024.

Bree has experience with all matter of criminal charges, including but not limited to assaults, sexual assaults, drug trafficking, impaired driving, dangerous driving, as well as regulatory offences.

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