Michelle Kumar Associate

Speaks:  English

Year of Call: 2020 - Ontario

Primary office:  Waterloo Region

Michelle Kumar

Michelle Kumar is an associate in Gowling WLG's Waterloo Region office.

Michelle joins the firm after completing her summer and articling terms with a full-service Bay Street firm in downtown Toronto and then working with a local busy Waterloo firm, where she was involved in the sale and acquisition of businesses, corporate restructures, shareholder and partnership agreements, and general corporate advice regarding numerous legal issues.

Michelle completed a judicial clerkship under the Hon. Judge Mark McConnell at the 18th District Court of Michigan. She also spent time shadowing Justice King at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and Justice Trotter at the Ontario Court of Appeal.

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2020

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Year of Call, Ontario
  • 2019

    • Education
      University of Windsor Faculty of Law & University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, JD (cum laude)
  • 2018

    • Rankings & Awards
      2018 Champion of the Patrick A. Keenan Appellate Advocacy Competition | Michigan Supreme Court Judges
  • 2017

    • Community
      Military Veterans' Law Clinic in Detroit, Michigan, Volunteer (supporting war veterans in obtaining government benefits)
  • 2016

    • Rankings & Awards
      Virginia Leo Sirotnak Scholarship
    • Rankings & Awards
      2016 G. Mennen Williams Moot Court Competition Champion | Distinction for Exceptional Advocacy
    • Education
      University of Western Ontario - School of Postgraduate Studies, Master of Social Work
  • 2015

    • Education
      York University, Bachelor of Social Work (Hons.) (Dean's List Graduate)
  • 2014

    • Rankings & Awards
      Twice Nominated for Membership to the Golden Key International Honour Society (York University) (2014 & 2015)


  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Toronto Lawyers Association
  • Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers

Featured news

In March 2022, Michelle was a contributing author to "2022 Joint Ventures - Canada" in Lexology Getting the Deal Through.