Danielle is an associate with Rush Ihas Hardwick LLP who maintains a broad family law practice. She regularly assists people who are organizing their affairs at the outset of their relationship, navigating the end of their relationship, and handling the co-parenting of their children.

As an advocate, Danielle takes a highly responsive approach that balances empathy with resolute advocacy. She utilizes her long-standing passion for helping people to advocate for her clients. From this, she derives true satisfaction. Danielle seeks first to understand her clients. Then she uses that connection to provide client-tailored solutions.

Danielle routinely acts for clients in the Provincial Court and Supreme Court of British Columbia. Prior to joining Rush, she articled with a leading boutique injury firm in Vancouver, where she gained invaluable experience handling sensitive claims in sexual and other assault.

Danielle is a graduate of the Peter A. Allard School of Law (UBC), where she devoted much of her time to volunteering with Pro Bono Students Canada and as a caseworker with the University of British Columbia’s Innocence Project. Danielle received a number of awards for her academic excellence, including the Harold F. and Anne Bedner Uphill Scholarship in Law recognizing her high academic achievement as a female Indigenous law student.


  • Harold F. and Anne Bedner Uphill Scholarship in Law – University of British Columbia (2019, 2021)
  • Kazlaw Course Prize in Personal Injury Law – University of British Columbia (2020)
  • Laidlaw Foundation Bursary for Native Law Students – University of British Columbia (2020)