Karen’s practice focuses on estate litigation as well as professional negligence. Her practice includes Will challenges and defences, power of attorney disputes, consent and capacity issues, dependant support claims and contested and uncontested passing of accounts. In the area of professional negligence, Karen defends lawyers across Ontario.

Karen regularly appears before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Divisional Court and the Ontario Court of Appeal, as well as  administrative tribunals.  She frequently acts on behalf of trustees, attorneys for property/personal care, and beneficiaries.

Karen received her J.D. from Queen’s University in 2010 and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2011. She holds an B.A. (Hons.) Political Science and Law after graduating with highest honours from Carleton University. Karen joined ESB Lawyers in 2013 after articling and practising at another reputable Hamilton law firm.

Karen is a member of the Hamilton Law Association, the Hamilton Lawyers’ Club, the Ontario Bar Association, The Advocates’ Society and the Estate Planners’ Council of Hamilton.  As well, Karen is a member of the Hamilton Law Association’s Estates and Trusts Subcommittee.

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