Michelle Kunnel completed her Bachelor of Science with Honours in Psychology and her Bachelor of Laws, both at the University of Alberta. During that time, she completed internships with the Alberta Court of Appeal and the Alberta Human Rights and Citizenship Commission, and hosted a weekly music program on the campus radio station, CJSR.
Michelle completed her bar admissions and joined Field Law as a lawyer in 2010, where she has since practiced as an advocate for hundreds of former residential school students, pursuant to the well-known Indian Residential School Settlement.
More recently, Michelle was part of the legal team that successfully defended a provincial health services provider in a major class action trial, Elder Advocates of Alberta Society v. Alberta.
Currently, Michelle continues to practice in the areas of class action and residential school claims.
Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association (ACTLA)
2012 - Present
Canadian Bar Association
Maritime Law Book Prize in Professional Responsibility
Edmonton Bar Association Scholarship for Demonstrated Community Service
Student Legal Services of Alberta
Criminal Law Case Worker
2004 - 2005