A civil litigator, Katie combines her in-depth analysis of legal issues with a highly personal approach to tackling the challenges facing the employers, not-for-profits, Indigenous Governments, and construction companies she advises. She has an exceptional ability to communicate the depth and breadth of legal issues involved in each matter, offering her clients the reassurance they seek.
Katie’s employment law practice is focused on delivering proactive advice to business owners that will help them avoid costly and stressful litigation. She works with her clients to ensure that their HR policies comply with the latest regulations and helps them update employment contracts and HR policies. If a dispute does arise, Katie seeks out a reasonable and timely solution that allows her clients to put the dispute behind them in a cost effective manner.
Since graduating from law school, Katie’s practice has included services for Indigenous Governments, with a focus on litigation, employment law, self-governance, modern treaty implementation, land, and resource issues. She also acts for many not-for-profits and sports associations that find themselves embroiled in disputes between members. Katie is frequently called on to assess the by-laws of these organizations in order to ensure their compliance with provincial laws or to resolve claims that the rules of the organization were not adhered to correctly. Her ability to complement her legal review with an understanding of the personal dynamics at play helps her find practical remedies.
Katie has lived in six cities in three provinces, giving her a broad perspective on Canadian legal issues, politics, and people. She is called to the Bar in Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia and the Northwest Territories.
Katie is an accomplished dancer, completing all advanced exams with the Royal Academy of Dance. It’s no doubt that the value of detailed preparation and the ability to deliver under pressure—skills learned through years spent training at the ballet barre—have contributed to her successful career at the Bar.