I was born and raised in Saskatchewan. Following high school, I studied history at the University of Saskatchewan and received a Bachelor of Arts in 2002.

Subsequently, I pursued a career in education graduating from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Education in 2005. The same year I returned to the University of Saskatchewan to attend law school and received my Bachelor of Laws in 2008.

I articled with a general practice firm in Kamloops, and remained there after my call to the Bar in 2009. While in the interior, I practiced general litigation focusing on areas of employment law, estate litigation and plaintiff’s personal injury. I have participated in proceedings before the Rental Tenancy Branch, Human Rights Tribunal and Employment Standards Branch. I have also appeared before the Provincial and Supreme Courts of British Columbia as well as the Court of Appeal.

I relocated to Vancouver in 2011, and I have been dedicated to the representation of plaintiffs in personal injury claims since.

As a relative newcomer to the coast, I enjoy exploring all it has to offer, by hiking in the wilderness surrounding Vancouver as well as enjoying the cornucopia of events within.

Professional Affiliations

  • Law Society of British Columbia
  • Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia
  • Canadian Bar Association


  • University of Saskatchewan, LLB, 2008
  • University of Calgary, B.Ed., 2005
  • University of Saskatchewan, BA, 2002

Trial Results

Disclaimer: The outcome of every legal proceeding will vary according to the facts and unique circumstances in each individual case. References to successful case results where the lawyers at Murphy Battista LLP have acted for clients are not necessarily a guarantee or indicative of future results.

Scott Stanley and Leyna Roenspies successfully acted for the Plaintiff who was injured in a boating accident on Okanagan Lake. The Court found that both operators of the boats were negligent which allowed the Plaintiff to collect damages from each of them.


Personal Injury Resource Centre

February 8, 2013

Since Murphy Battista’s formation over thirty years ago, our firm has taken an active role in helping our clients get their lives back on track in the wake of an accident. We understand that serious injuries carry significant consequences for individuals and their families that go far beyond the obvious…

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Murphy Battista LLP Shortlisted for Top 10 Personal Injury Firms Survey by Canadian Lawyer Magazine.

January 30, 2013

We are honoured that Canadian Lawyer’s editorial team has selected Murphy Battista to participate in their national online survey of the top 10 personal injury law firms in Canada. The survey invites participants to rank their top five personal injury firms and to provide input regarding what makes the selected…

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Sue Blundell

Excellent work by Leyna and team to resolve the settlement for my car accident. I would thoroughly recommend them for personal injury issues.

Allison Main

Leyna and her team did a great job helping me with my car accident claim! Highly recommend.

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