Michele M. Warner is Litigation Legal Counsel at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). In that role, she provides legal advice to the leadership, physicians and staff of CAMH with respect to forensic mental health law. She also appears before the Ontario Review Board and manages resulting appeals to the Court of Appeal.
Warner is a graduate of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, and was admitted to the Ontario Bar in 2005. She also has an Honours Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Western Ontario, and a Masters of Social Work from Wilfrid Laurier University.
Prior to joining CAMH in 2013, Warner was a Senior Associate in the Health Law Group at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. She practiced exclusively in the health law field, gaining familiarity with public hospitals and developing a specialization in forensic and civil mental health law. Beyond her work before the Ontario Review Board, she also has extensive experience appearing before the Consent and Capacity Board, Coroner’s Inquests, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, and all levels of Ontario courts. She is also a dedicated educator.