Dainelle Barham Articling Student

Speaks:  English

Primary office:  Ottawa

Dainelle Barham

Dainelle Barham is an articling student in Gowling WLG’s Ottawa office.

Dainelle holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Juris Doctor degree from Queen’s University. She has a strong interest in litigation and is drawn to tort-related practice areas requiring effective and persuasive advocacy, including insurance defence and medical mal-practice. Dainelle continues to sharpen her advocacy skills by observing and providing support in mediations and examinations for discoveries and cross-examinations. She also assists with drafting materials for various mediation and court-related matters.

Dainelle was the Student Researcher for the Queen’s delegation at the 2023 Immigration and Refugee Law Moot where the team was awarded with the Top Oralist Team prize. She has led in-person and online on-campus workshops on sexual violence and moderated a panel before more than 100 virtual audience members. In addition, Dainelle worked as a Research Assistant for a distinguished criminal law professor and as an intern at a well-known women’s legal clinic.

Dainelle is a member of the Advocacy Club and the County of Carleton Law Association.

Outside of the office, you can find Dainelle practicing her watercolour painting techniques and trying to replicate her mother’s beloved dishes. Her creativity agility pairs well with her varied experiences, which allows her to devise innovative approaches and develop nuanced understandings – skills well-suited for an advocate. 

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2023

    • Education
      Queen's University, Juris Doctor
  • 2019

    • Education
      Queen's University, BAH in Political Science


  • The Advocacy Club​
  • County of Carleton Law Association