Kaitlyn’s practice is devoted to personal injury litigation, accident benefits claims and other disability and insurance litigation. She understands – both personally and legally – all aspects of the devastation caused when someone falls victim to serious personal injury. It is this understanding that motivates Kaitlyn to be an effective advocate for her clients and to protect their rights. She represents her clients in court, on Motions, Trials and Appeals before the courts and administrative tribunals.
In her final year of law school, Kaitlyn was chosen by the Chief Justice of Ontario’s Advisory Committee on Professionalism as a recipient of the 2012 Rueter Scargall Bennett LLP prize in legal ethics for her essay entitled “Ethics of Class Counsel: Is there a need for restrictions on investigating class claims?”
In 2014, she was appointed as a director of the Brain Injury Association – Peterborough Region (BIAPR). In 2016, she was selected as the editor in chief of the Long-Term Disability Section of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association newsletter.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Charbonneau v. First Choice Canada Inc., 2016 ONSC 7140 – motion at Superior Court of Justice where Kaitlyn successfully won a motion to examine a witness in advance of a summary judgment motion
Moretto v. Nicolini-Femia 2017 ONSC 3945 – Trial where Kaitlyn successfully advocated for her client with a serious dog bite
Veeran v. State Farm, 2016 Arbitration, Final Decision, FSCO 4934 – Arbitration where Kaitlyn successfully advocated for the entitlement of income replacement benefits for her client with chronic pain
Long-Term Disability Series: Opioid Alternatives and Chronic Pain, HSH Blog, August 2017
Acquired Brain Injury – Navigating the Waters and The Importance Of Self-Advocacy, HSH Blog, June 2017
Broker Negligence Claims: Are You Adequately Covered?, HSH E-News, November 2016
Uber – Are you covered under insurance if injured?, HSH E-News, September 2016
Landriault v. Sun Life, 2015 ONSC 3196, OTLA Blog, December 2015
Proposed Ontario Budget Slashes Mandatory Accident Benefits. Why You Should Care, HSH E-News, April 2015
Chronic Pain: An Invisible Injury, HSH E-News, March 2015
New PJI Changes Effective January 1, 2015 – Retroactive or Prospective?, HSH E-News, February 2015
The 2013 Guide to Motor Vehicle Litigation, Book
The Guide to Scheduling Civil Trials and Other Matters in Ontario Courthouses, Book, April 2013
2018 LTD Workshop, Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, September 2018
Using Social Media: Risk Management, Ontario Brain Injury Association – Advisory Council, June 2015
Personal Injury and Bankruptcy: What to do When a Party is Bankrupt, Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, September 2014
News & Media
Risk Not Resolved by Ride-Sharing Insurance, The Law Times, October 2016
New Mom Developed Chronic Pain After Car Accident Awarded Income Replacement, HSH Blog, July 2016
Personal, Industry and Community Activity
Called to the Ontario Bar, 2013
JD, University of Windsor, Faculty of Law, 2012
BSc, Trent University, Faculty of Forensic Science, 2009
Vice President of the Brain Injury Association – Peterborough Region
Professional Associations and Memberships
Ontario Bar Association
Toronto Lawyers Association
Ontario Trial Lawyers Association
The Advocates’ Society
Ontario Brain Injury Association
Young Women in the Law
Among the best in Canada
Since 2011 Canadian Lawyer Magazine rated us one of the top personal injury law firms in Canada. Why? With close to 20 years helping accident victims and their families, our firm understands the laws that affect your rights to compensation because we’ve helped shape those laws in favour of accident victims.
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