Staff Bios


Melissa Kluger

Melissa KlugerMelissa is the editor and publisher of Precedent. She is a Toronto lawyer. She articled at Bay Street firm Cassels, Brock & Blackwell LLP and spent two months on a secondment at the criminal law office of Edward L. Greenspan. After being called to the Bar in 2002, Melissa practiced media law with one of Canada’s leading lawyers in the field. Her work included libel litigation, pre-publication advice and freedom of expression issues.

As a law student at the University of Toronto, Melissa created Ultra Vires — the law school’s independent student newspaper. The publication received national media attention for its investigative reporting. In 2017, the Canadian Society of Magazine Editors named Melissa Kluger Editor of the Year.


Daniel Fish

Daniel Fish, Senior EditorDaniel is the senior editor at Precedent. He graduated from Carleton University’s journalism program and has a master’s in English from the University of Guelph. Daniel won Gold at the National Magazine Media Awards for his profile of Michael Bryant. Daniel’s always on the hunt for the latest legal scoop, so get in touch with any and all news tips.






Paul Cass

Paul manages Precedent’s accounting department. He has a diverse education in accounting, sociology and business coaching and worked in transportation management before joining the Precedent team in 2011. In his spare time, he enjoys camping, cycling and a daily yoga practice.