Kim is a passionate advocate for her clients, helping them navigate through the family law system and emotional turmoil that often ensues following a separation.
She has been practicing almost exclusively in the area of Family Law since her call to the Bar in 2002.
Prior to obtaining her law degree, Kim gained invaluable experience through her work for the Washington D.C. Government Prosecution in Child Abuse and Neglect, as well as for the Child Support Team at the Department of Justice in Ottawa.
Kim is no stranger to the complexities of family law. She has worked with valuators, financial advisors, forensic accountants, trustees in bankruptcy, tax lawyers and accountants, criminal counsel, private investigators, real estate appraisers and agents, family counselors, therapists, psychologists and social workers.
Kim enjoys a remarkable degree of success in a notoriously difficult field. She is skilled in managing the nuances that are typically a part of high conflict cases, using her tact and competency in bringing closure and settlement to emotionally and financially charged issues.
Kim is an effective negotiator and tries to resolve the issues through various dispute resolution forums such as mediation and arbitration. However, Kim is also a strong advocate in court when settlement is not possible and litigation becomes necessary. She has successfully represented clients at trial and on appeal.
A busy mother of two children, Kim enjoys being with her family, cooking and baking, painting, skiing, playing tennis, travelling and spending time at her cottage.
Kim offers Unbundled Legal Services through limited scope retainers. Limited scope retainers allow clients to hire Kim to provide very specific legal services, while the client handles the rest. The benefits of this arrangement are that the individual can get the legal advice or representation they want or need, without the potentially onerous obligation of incurring legal fees throughout the entire process. Some of the unbundled legal services offered include preparing particular court documents or all court material, attending court for all appearances or a specific conference or motion, representation at trial, preparation and/or attendance at mediation or arbitration, preparing and negotiating settlement terms, or drafting a Separation Agreement. For a full range of possible unbundled legal services, please contact Kim.
- Family Law
- B.A. Hons. (McGill University)
- LL.B. (University of Ottawa)
- Law Society of Upper Canada
- Canadian Bar Association
- Ontario Bar Association