Cherolyn Knapp is a conflict resolution consultant, mediator, and facilitator based in Victoria, BC. She grew up on the shores of Georgian Bay in Owen Sound, Ontario and earned a Bachelor of Commerce (Human Resources) from Ryerson University in 1995. Before becoming a lawyer, Cherolyn worked in human resources, non-profit and business management roles, after which Cherolyn attended law school at the University of Ottawa and graduated cum laude in 2003. She was admitted to the bar in Ontario in 2004. In 2019, she turned the focus of her practice to conflict resolution through facilitation, mediation, training, and workplace investigations.
Cherolyn’s 15 years of legal practice covered a range of legal issues including employment and human right, commercial, estates, property, breach of contract, construction and family disputes. A passionate problem-solver Cherolyn understands that most people prefer to have conflicts resolved rather than endure the financial and emotional costs and uncertainty of litigation.
Cherolyn is an active community volunteer, having served on several non-profit boards of directors. She is a non-practicing member of the Law Society of BC, Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce, ADR Institute of Canada (BC), Canadian Bar Association (BC Branch), and CPHRBC. She is also an associate member of the civil roster of MediateBC.
She is a dynamic public speaker and is frequently invited to present on topics such as conflict resolution and negotiation.