Kate practices in the area of class actions. She represents plaintiffs in provincial and national class actions involving pharmaceuticals, product liability, defective medical devices, toxic substances, contaminated medical marijuana, sexual misconduct and discrimination, institutional abuse, Crown liability and environmental contamination and catastrophes.
Kate has also acted as counsel to seriously injured victims of medical negligence across the Maritimes. She has birth trauma jury trial experience before the Nova Scotia Supreme Court and has successfully represented clients before the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal.
Born and raised in Halifax, Kate obtained her law degree from the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University. She was on the Dean’s List and received a Schulich Scholarship for academic merit and community involvement (2012), a Schulich Internship Grant (2013), and was selected to participate in the student clerkship program at the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal (2014). She was also a research assistant for various professors at Dalhousie and volunteered as a Peer Mentor and Tutor. Kate completed her articles clerking for the Honourable Mr. Justice Michael Manson of the Federal Court of Canada.
Kate is an avid traveler, and has lived, studied, worked and volunteered internationally. She loves the outdoors, the beach, bicycling, swimming, international cuisine, and art and design.
- Ontario, 2016
- Nova Scotia, 2016
- Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society
- Law Society of Ontario
- Atlantic Provinces Trial Lawyers Association
- Canadian Bar Association
- American Association for Justice
Juris Doctor, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, 2015
- Dean’s List, 2013-2015
- Student Clerkship Program, Nova Scotia Court of Appeal, 2014
- Schulich Internship Grant Recipient, 2013
- Schulich Scholarship for academic merit and community involvement, 2012
Bachelor of Science, Double-Major in Neuroscience and Spanish, Dalhousie University, 2010
- Dean’s List, 2006-2010
- Graduated with recognition of distinction