Rhea joined Teplitsky, Colson LLP in 2015 after completing her articles with the firm. Rhea is a member of the Colson group. Her practice focuses on employment law and litigation, where she has acted for both employers and employees, and commercial litigation. She has experience with variety of employment related matters including wrongful dismissal, constructive dismissal, human rights disputes, short and long term disability, and negotiating employment agreements.
Rhea grew up on a farm in a small town north of Kingston. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Queen’s University in 2009, her LL.B from the University of Leicester in 2012, and J.D. from the University of Toronto in 2014. She also studied French civil law for a semester at the Université de Strasbourg in France.
While studying law at the University of Leicester in the U.K, Rhea participated in several advocacy competitions including the inter-university moot, and won the debating competition. During her studies at the University of Toronto, Rhea competed in the Laskin moot, where she argued her case in French. She gained further advocacy and legal experience as a caseworker at Downtown Legal Services where she appeared in the Ontario Court of Justice, Family Division, and as a volunteer with Pro Bono Students Canada, Family Law Project.
Rhea is fully bilingual and able to serve clients in both English and French.
Rhea is a volunteer lawyer at the Wellspring Employment Law/ Long Term Disability Clinic.
In her spare time, Rhea enjoys playing hockey, running, and playing the piano.