Partner Chorney Sidhu

Since her call to the bar, Melissa has exclusively represented injured people, with a particular focus on motor vehicle accidents, accident benefits claims, slip and fall accidents and Short Term and Long-Term Disability claims. Melissa has extensive experience representing individuals who have sustained catastrophic impairments as a result of motor vehicle accidents, as well as addressing issues relating to capacity, guardianship and court approval.

About Melissa

  • Melissa grew up in Moncton, New Brunswick, in the maritime provinces and maintains close connections to the east coast.
  • She completed her undergraduate degree at Dalhousie University/University of Kings College in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts with Combined Honours in Political Science and International Development Studies.
  • Her studies largely focused on the plight of marginalized and vulnerable populations, which has translated into a passion for advocacy on behalf of individuals against insurance companies.


  • Melissa studied law at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, where she obtained law degrees in Civil and Common Law, completing the combined BCL/LL.B. program.
  • Melissa was called to the Ontario bar in 2011 after articling with a boutique plaintiff personal injury law firm in the Greater Toronto Area.


  • Advocates Society
  • OTLA
  • Canadian Bar Association

Experienced Lawyers

Melissa routinely advocates for clients in claims for damages

  • For Pain And Suffering
  • Loss Of Income
  • Income Replacement Benefits
  • Non-earner Benefits
  • Treatment Expenses And Attendant Care Benefits
  • Family Law Act Damages
  • Fatality Claims
  • Short-Term And Long-Term Disability Benefits
  • CPP Disability Benefits Claims

Melissa regularly appears before numerous courts and tribunals including the Superior Court and License Appeal Tribunal. She formerly practiced under the name Melissa MacLeod.

Melissa’s goal is to lighten each clients burden by telling their story for them so that they can return to living their best lives

I believe disagreement with an Insurance Company is an art. It requires skill, compassion, and respect and through that you can ultimately reach an amazing result for your client

In addition to spending years helping injured clients navigate the legal and healthcare systems following significant injuries, Melissa understands the unique challenges families of injured people face as her own family has faced the challenges associated with disabilities.

Melissa is an avid dog lover, as well as her dogs, Aston, a Great Dane, and Momo, a Boston Terrier mix. When she is not at the office she loves spending time with family and friends. She enjoys hot yoga and is never happier than when she is cooking or baking, she especially enjoys making cakes to celebrate events for friends, family and the firm.

Not every lawyer is cut out for the combative world of personal injury law.
You need to fight on behalf of your clients as hard as you would if you were injured.

The only way to know whether the fit is right between you and a lawyer is to meet with them. The initial consultation with Chorney Sidhu is free. That’s where we will assess the merits of your case and discuss a potential gameplan and strategy.

You know What To Do, Call Chorney Sidhu!

What People Are Saying

Once I met with Savannah and her team I knew that she was the lawyer I wanted. I had confidence in Savannah and Melissa. I liked the way that she finished my case really well. Savannah and Melissa are good and kind lawyers. I was very comfortable with the staff, they understood me and helped me by answering my questions. All the staff were great and even with a language barrier they explained everything to me. I would definitely recommend Chorney Sidhu to all my friends and family.

I had a slip and fall accident and a relative referred me to Savannah Chorney.  I liked Savannah Chorney, Melissa Sidhu and their firm and team, the way they worked on my file.  They really looked after me and I would like to thank Savannah and Melissa for all they did for me.  They are very helpful, professional and whenever I talked to someone from their firm they were polite and went out of their way to help me.  I would definitely recommend them to any family or friends that needed a lawyer.

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