Kate is a fully bilingual associate, born and raised in Ottawa, who practices in the areas of employment law, health law, insurance defence, and commercial litigation. A natural advocate, Kate has been standing up to defend the rights of others throughout her career.
Kate has an active practice advising private individual, business, and insurer clients on meeting their legislative, contractual, and human rights obligations while effectively managing their costs. Her experience reviewing medical and disability files helps her to quickly assess complex claims to identify next steps and resolve matters efficiently.
Kate regularly appears before the Ontario Superior Court and Small Claims Court, as well as various administrative tribunals. She represents a wide variety of parties involved in civil litigation and has helped resolve significant claims regarding wrongful dismissals, personal injury, debt collection, property damage, and contractual disputes.
Prior to pursuing a career in law, Kate worked for municipal and national non-profit organizations in frontline crisis prevention as a Developmental Disability Specialist. She later worked in disability adjudication for national insurers and was engaged by class action adjudicators to advise on medical appeals and threshold issues.
During her legal studies, Kate received various honours for her academic excellence. She also won both the Perley-Robertson, Hill and McDougall Prize for Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility, as well as the Beament Green Prize for Trial Advocacy.
Since her call to the Ontario bar, Kate remains passionate about access to justice and meaningful advocacy. She is the former President of the local Canadian Lawyers for International Human Rights (CLAIHR) group, and volunteers for the Women’s Leadership Mentoring Program.