Throughout her career, Catherine has applied her legal skills over diverse professional activities. In addition to her work on behalf of insurers in accident benefit, loss transfer and priority disputes and personal injury claims, Catherine occupies a powerful presence in Ontario legal education.
Catherine has expertise in all aspects of Ontario Automobile Statutory Accident Benefits, across all regimes as well as loss transfer and priority disputes. Her command of the law, meticulous attention to detail, and practical approach to litigation and risk management is sought after in complex and unique matters.
Catherine authors and edits the periodically revised Accident Benefits in Ontario, published by Canada Law Book, and writes the monthly Accident Benefits Newsletter, which is widely read in the insurance industry.
Catherine is currently a member of the Federal Greater Toronto Area Judicial Advisory Committee. Her contributions have included Chair of the Counsel Forum at the Financial Services Commission of Ontario, member of the Minister’s Committee on the Designated Assessment Centre System, Secretary and Treasurer of the Women’s Law Association of Ontario, and member of the Civil Litigation Executive and the Young Lawyers division of the Canadian Bar Association of Ontario. She has also participated in Mock Trial and Career Days at elementary schools through the Ontario Bar Association.
Catherine has been an Instructor for the Bar Admission Course and the Skills and Professional Responsibility Program at the Law Society of Upper Canada, and has presented papers at, and chaired programs for, legal education programs given by the Law Society, The Advocates’ Society, the Canadian Institute and the Ontario Bar Association.
Called to the Ontario Bar, 1989
LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School, 1986
B.A., University of Toronto, with distinction, 1983
Ontario Bar Association
The Advocates’ Society
The Medico-Legal Society
Women’s Law Association of Ontario