Megan Ellis, QC

Class of 1986-1987

Megan Ellis, QC is a member of the LLB class of 1987. She currently practices at her firm Megan Ellis & Company, which specializes in sexual assault conflict litigation, family law, and personal injury law. She consulted the Ministry of the Attorney General of BC in creating the new Family Law Act.

Ms. Ellis has been widely recognized for her achievements. In 2004, she received the Trial Lawyers’ Association of BC Bar Award. Ms. Ellis was honoured for her exceptional merit and contribution to the legal profession when she was appointed to the Queen’s Counsel by Attorney General Wally Oppal in 2008. Additionally, she is recognized as a leading Canadian personal injury lawyer by Best Lawyers International.

Ms. Ellis has maintained close connections to the Allard School of Law. In 2009, Ms. Ellis was the keynote speaker at the 32nd Annual Women and the Law Dinner organized by the law school’s Women’s Caucus. She spoke of inequality of women today and throughout history and motivated feminists to continue to fight the status quo. Ms. Ellis received a 2012 Alumni Award of Distinction from the Allard Law Alumni Association for her outstanding achievements and significant contributions to her field that have brought honour to the law school. Ms. Ellis continues to frequent Allard Hall as a guest lecturer. In 2017, Ms. Ellis spoke to the first year torts students about her involvement in a legal reform movement which extended the limitation period for survivors of historic sexual abuse to bring forward their stories and claims.