B.C.L. & LL.B., McGill University, 2011
B.A., McGill University, 2007
Andrew Cleland acts as Of Counsel to the firm’s Montreal office. He works with consumers, workers, human rights victims, and communities to assess their legal options and access remedies.
After graduating from McGill Faculty of Law in 2011, Andrew began his career at a Montreal law firm that specializes in class action and public interest litigation. He has represented consumers, workers and human rights victims in class actions against financial institutions and telecommunications companies before the Superior Court of Quebec, the Court of Appeal of Quebec, and the Supreme Court of Canada. He has further advocated on behalf of victims and communities dealing with the social and environmental impacts caused by the operations of Canadian companies overseas.
Before he began his career as an advocate in Quebec, Andrew worked for the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, the Permanent Mission of Canada to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.
In 2018, Andrew started his own law firm in order to use his legal training and expertise to help the underrepresented understand their legal rights and defend their interests.