Kristen joined the firm in 2013 after clerking at the Divisional Court and articling at a union-side labour firm in Ottawa. Kristen is the head of the firm’s Research Department and also represents the firm’s clients at labour arbitrations, administrative tribunals, and in civil court. Kristen has experience providing advice to non-unionized employees on a wide array of employment issues, including severance packages.
Kristen received her J.D. from Queen’s Faculty of Law, where she was the Dean’s Bronze Scholar in 2011. At Queen’s, Kristen was the recipient of numerous academic awards, including the Torkin Manes LLP Academic Excellence and Community Service Award, the Sack Goldblatt Mitchell Award in Labour Law, Employment Law and Human Rights, and the David Sabbath Prize in Collective Agreement Arbitration. Throughout her studies Kristen was actively involved with Queen’s Legal Aid and student government.
Kristen is a member of the Ontario Bar Association and the Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers.