Molly Churchill


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Mary (Molly) Churchill was called to the Ontario bar in 2017, and her practice has focused on holding the powerful to account.

She is a graduate of McGill University’s joint social work and law program, where she earned an MSW alongside her common law and civil law degrees. Upon graduation, Molly clerked for the honourable Justice Leonard Mandamin (ret.) at the Federal Court of Canada as he presided over a complex trial brought by seven Anishinaabeg First Nations in south-central Ontario about the 1923 Williams Treaties and honour of the Crown.

Molly entered law school with a desire to learn more about how the Canadian state justifies itself and conceptualizes its relationship with Indigenous nations from a legal standpoint. Throughout her time at law school, Molly sought out and created opportunities to learn not only about Canadian legal traditions, but also about Indigenous legal traditions and understandings of treaties. She is committed to continuing this learning.

Molly has appeared before all levels of Court in Ontario as well as before several administrative tribunals. Prior to joining JFK Law LLP in October 2022, Molly often traveled to northern Ontario to work with clients from Treaty 9, Treaty 5, and Treaty 3 territories. Her work included litigation and negotiation in the area of First Nations child welfare reform as well as police accountability work. Molly is thrilled to be joining JFK Law LLP as an associate in its Toronto office.

Molly grew up with her two brothers in Toronto and is the daughter of Irish-American immigrants to Canada. She loves basketball, baking, and her big extended family.

Education and Professional Affiliations

  • Member of the Law Society of Ontario, 2017
  • MSW/BCL/LLB, McGill University, 2016
  • BA (Humanistic Studies & Women’ Studies), McGill University, 2010

Select Publications



Ontario Court of Appeal Confirms: Trial Judges Required to Consider Evidence of Aboriginal Title in All Parts of the Claim Area

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BC Supreme Court on Mineral Exploration: One Step Forward Two Steps Back

On September 26, the British Columbia Supreme Court released its long awaited decision in Gitxaala v. British Columbia (Chief