Michaela Merryfield completed her law degree at the University of Victoria in 2018. Michaela has lived on Vancouver Island her entire life, spending her early years in Duncan before moving to Victoria in 2006.
Prior to her law degree, she obtained a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Victoria with a major in Greek and Roman Studies. She participated in two study abroad opportunities during her undergraduate program – in 2013, she spent a semester studying in Glasgow, Scotland, and in the summer of 2014 she took part in a field school in Greece. During her time at the University of Victoria, Michaela worked and volunteered in student recruitment, which included working as a Campus Tour Guide for four years.
Michaela joined Acheson Sweeney Foley Sahota as a summer law student in 2017 and completed her articles at the firm in 2018/2019. Michaela’s work experience also includes a term at The Law Centre, where she gained experience representing clients in Criminal, Family, Civil and Human Rights matters.
In her spare time, Michaela enjoys getting outside and enjoying the beauty that Victoria has to offer, including walks along Dallas Road with her family’s German Shepherd and spending summer days at the lake. Her other hobbies include listening to true crime podcasts and traveling.