Kate earned her B.A. (Hons.) with high distinction in criminology and political science from the University of Toronto in 2006. In 2009, she completed her LL.B. cum laude at the University of Ottawa and was called to the bar in 2010.
In 2011, Kate achieved her LL.M. from Columbia University School of Law in New York City. She is a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.
Before joining the firm in 2012, Kate’s practice focused on appellate advocacy and strategic legal writing at a national law firm. She routinely drafted materials and provided tactical advice on cases before the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.
Kate is an insurance defence litigator. She deals primarily with tort claims, including cases of car accidents, slip and fall accidents, general liability, property damage, fraud and special investigation units, products liability and appellate work.
Kate also handles complex accident benefits claims dealing with statutory interpretation, inter- jurisdictional issues, priority and loss transfer.
Kate has represented insurers at all levels – from the Financial Services Commission of Ontario and the Ontario Superior Court of Justice all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada.
Kate has unique experience in appellate advocacy, having started her legal career focused solely on this area. She has a strategic and effective style that gets results for her clients.
At the firm, Kate has continued with her appellate work. She was co-counsel in Zurich v. Chubb.