Kate Boyle

Kate Boyle practices in the areas of medical malpractice and class actions.

Kate acts as counsel to seriously injured victims of medical negligence across the Maritimes. She has jury trial experience before the Nova Scotia Supreme Court and has successfully represented clients before the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal.

She also represents plaintiffs in provincial and national class actions involving pharmaceuticals, pathology errors, product liability, defective medical devices, institutional abuse, Crown liability and environmental contamination.

Born and raised in Halifax, Kate obtained her law degree from the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University in 2015. While in law school, Kate 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 a research assistant for various law 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 actively involved in continuing legal education. She has presented for the Atlantic Provinces Trial Lawyers Association and regularly attends birth trauma specific and trial advocacy education, as well as class action conferences in Canada and the United States. She remains involved with the law school in a mentorship capacity to current students.

Kate is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada (2016) and the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society (2016).

Prior to attending law school, Kate obtained a Bachelor of Science with a Double-Major in Neuroscience and Spanish from Dalhousie University. She is an avid traveler, and has studied, worked and volunteered internationally.

Bar Admissions

  • Law Society of Upper Canada, 2016
  • Nova Scotia, 2016

Professional Memberships

  • Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society
  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Atlantic Provinces Trial Lawyers Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Birth Trauma Litigation Group of the AAJ

Education

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, recognition of distinction