Kailey O’Neil


Kailey graduated from the University of New Brunswick’s law school in 2012 and later obtained a Master of Laws in Labour Relations and Employment Law from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2019. Kailey was called to the Ontario bar in 2013 and the New Brunswick bar in 2019.

Kailey has an extensive background in litigation, having articled at an international firm before joining a boutique construction law firm in Toronto. Following that, Kailey acted as in-house counsel for the Regional Municipality of York in Ontario. Kailey has represented her clients at various levels of court across several areas of law.

Kailey has a broad litigation practice that includes labour and employment law, construction law, and general civil litigation.

Community Contributions

Kailey frequently teaches in the UNB Faculty of Law where she has taught courses in Civil Procedure, Insurance Law, and Construction Law. She has also participated in the moot program at the law school, including being a judge at the 2018 Canadian qualifying competition of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.

Kailey is interested in addressing access to justice issues, and she has published an article addressing the inefficiency of the Small Claims Court appeals process in New Brunswick. She also serves on the Small Claims Complaints Committee panel.


  • Law Society of New Brunswick
  • Canadian Bar Association

Outside the Office

Kailey loves cooking, painting, and practicing yoga but above all, she loves to read. When not spending time with her husband or young children, she can most likely be found hidden away with a book, trying to sneak in one more chapter.