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Rebecca Akong

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"Based on my own past experience with your firm, I always held the highest regards and respect for Nelligan Law."

Rebecca Akong

What my clients say

"Based on my own past experience with your firm, I always held the highest regards and respect for Nelligan Law."

Rebecca
Akong

Rebecca Akong is an associate lawyer in our Litigation and Personal Injury groups. 

Rebecca completed her law degree at the University of Manitoba, Robson Hall Faculty of Law. There, she competed in moot competitions and received awards for her research and writing skills. She was also a Student Supervisor of the University of Manitoba Community Law Centre, where she gained significant advocacy experience in her many appearances before the Provincial Court of Manitoba. 

Prior to joining Nelligan Law, Rebecca articled with the federal government before transitioning into private practice at a boutique litigation firm in Ottawa. She has experience in various areas of civil litigation from tenancy, construction and commercial disputes to malicious prosecution, excess force, and personal injury. Rebecca also works on insurance defence and professional liability matters.  

Rebecca has appeared before the Manitoba Court of King’s Bench, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, the Small Claims Court, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, and its Divisional Court. 

Rebecca is an actress and trained opera singer of many years, having obtained her first undergraduate degree in Classical Music Performance at l’Université de Montréal. Given her artistic background, she remains alive to the human elements underlying complex legal issues. This and her native bilingualism (French and English) are integral to her equitable, inclusive, and client-centred approach to the law. 

In her free time, Rebecca enjoys cooking, weightlifting, spinning, and learning new languages. 

Education & Professional Associations
  • Call to Ontario Bar
  • University of Manitoba (JD)
  • l’Universite de Montreal (B.Mus.)
  • County of Carleton Law Association
  • Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (Ontario)

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