Melanie Lopo Van Vliet Associate

Speaks:  English, Portuguese

Year of Call: 2020 - Ontario

Primary office:  Hamilton

Melanie Lopo Van Vliet

Melanie L. Van Vliet is an associate in the Advocacy Group of Gowling WLG’s Hamilton office.

She represents a diverse range of clients in a variety of commercial and civil litigation matters.

Prior to joining Gowling WLG, Melanie practised at a national property and casualty insurance company, where she represented clients before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Small Claims Court and the Licence Appeal Tribunal.

Melanie is driven by a results-oriented and practical approach to resolving legal disputes. Clients appreciate her compassionate communication and collaborative approach in advocating for their specific needs.

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2020

    • Career
      National Property and Casualty Insurance Company, In-house Counsel (2020-2023)
    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Year of Call, Ontario
  • 2019

    • Education
      University of Windsor Faculty of Law, JD
  • 2014

    • Education
      York University, Bachelor of Arts (Hons.), Law and Society


  • Law Society of Ontario

Speaking engagements

Conference, "Preparing for trial - What is required," Canadian Defence Lawyers