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.





Lauren Parrott

Lauren ParrottLauren is Precedent’s marketing & digital projects manager. Originally from cottage country, she graduated from Carleton University with a bachelor of commerce in marketing. Before joining Precedent, Lauren worked in London, UK as a web editor at the Law Society of England and Wales. Lauren’s an avid traveller, loves live music and all things four-legged.