Kathryn has been a lawyer since 2002. She has practiced family law throughout her career. Kathryn received her B.A. and M.A. in Political Science. She began her first career in Marketing and Public Relations working for Canada's oldest and most diversified property management firm. She returned to law school in 1998 obtaining her degree from Osgoode Hall in 2001. She was called to the Bar in 2002. Kathryn articled at a large boutique litigation firm in downtown Toronto and began practicing at a full service litigation firm in 2004. In 2006 she chose family law as her specialty and has practiced exclusively in family law since that time.
Areas of Practice
Kathryn is focused on family law. She has trained in Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation and Collaborative Family Law methods. She restricts her practice to family law as it is a complex multidisciplinary area of law that requires knowledge of tax law, estates law, and corporate law. Kathryn has a passion for family law and focuses her efforts on efficient settlements. She helps families during difficult transitions with issues of custody and access of children, parenting plans, high conflict separations, child support, spousal support, property division, pension division and separation agreements.
Kathryn has managed complex litigation files in all areas of family law. She has experience working with related experts including business valuators, financial advisors, income valuators, accountants, forensic accountants, corporate counsel, criminal counsel, family counselors, custody/access assessors, family therapists, reintegration therapists and private investigators. She has managed high conflict files achieving resolution and closure for families.
Kathryn is the past President of the Women's Law Association of Ontario has been a Board member of WLAO since 2002.
She has been a speaker at the Ontario Bar Association Institute, moderated panels at the Law Society of Upper Canada and adjudicated the WLAO/McCarthy and Aird&Berlis Student Awards.
She has been quoted in the Globe and Mail and Canadian Lawyer Magazine and has contributed to numerous programs and events. Her 2012 paper "Creditors and Family Law, with a focus on Bankruptcy" presented at the Ontario Bar Association Institute in 2013 was published by Money and Family Law by Carswell Legal Publishing.
Kathryn is a member of the Toronto Lawyers Association, Toronto Family Lawyers Association, and the Ontario Bar Association.
She is active on the Law Society Treasurer's Liaison Group, the Law Society Equity and Advisory Board and the Round Table of Diversity Association.
Kathryn's role with WLAO has been instrumental in forming partnerships with other women's groups such as Women in Capital Markets, Women in Mining, WeConnect Canada and the Canadian Association of Executives and Entrepreneurs.
Kathryn is also an Assessor for WeConnect Canada, an association dedicated to advancing the success of certified women's business enterprises and corporate members to drive economic growth and prosperity through supplier diversity.