Kara’s legal practice is focused on two main areas: defending insurance clients in bodily injury litigation and representing health professionals in regulatory matters. She takes a practical approach to her legal work, and is known for balancing tenacity with collegiality.
Kara is an associate with Harper Grey and a member of our Insurance Law, Health Law and Professional Regulation Groups.
Kara assists insurance clients with a variety of coverage and litigation defence matters, handling an array of cases with a keen interest in bodily injury defence and traumatic brain injury cases.
In her health and professional regulation practices, Kara represents professionals such as physicians, dentists, podiatrists, physiotherapists and psychologists in complaint, disciplinary, billing and other matters involving their respective regulatory bodies and the provincial government.
Kara has appeared before the Provincial and Supreme Courts of British Columbia and various administrative tribunals including the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia, the Health Professions Review Board and the Medical Services Commission.
Named as One to Watch in the area of Insurance Law in Vancouver by Best Lawyers in Canada® 2024
Recipient of the Honourable Marshall Rothstein Prize for Constitutional and Administrative Law, 2012
Recipient of the Leon Mitchell, QC Prize in Labour Relations, 2012
- University of Manitoba, J.D., 2012
- University of Victoria, B.A. (With Distinction), 2008
- British Columbia, 2013
- Administrative Justice: A Practitioner’s Guide, Published by LexisNexis® Canada, Contributing Author (2016)
- Canadian Bar Association British Columbia, Women Lawyers Forum, Mentor (2020 – current)
- Harper Grey Administrative Law Observer Newsletter, Contributing Author
- Harper Grey Canadian Administrative Law Blog, Contributing Author
- Harper Grey Canadian Insurance Law Blog, Past Contributing Author
- Harper Grey Insurance Law Update Newsletter, Past Contributing Author
- Hoop-Law Charity Basketball Tournament, Participant
- LexisNexis® Harper Grey Administrative Law Netletter™, Contributing Author
- LexisNexis® Harper Grey Insurance Law Netletter™, Past Contributing Author
- Marketing and Communication Committee, Women Lawyers Forum, Volunteer
- Pacific Community Resources Society, Nomination Committee Chair (2023 – current)
- Pacific Community Resources Society, Board of Directors Co-Vice Chair (2023 – current)
- Pacific Community Resources Society, Board Member (2017 – current)
- Pacific Community Resources Society, Past Co-Vice President (2018 – 2021)
- YWCA Youth Mentorship Program, Mentor (2016 – 2017)
- Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch Subsections, Member:
- Administrative Law
- Health Law
- Insurance Law
- Women Lawyers Forum
- The Law Society of British Columbia, Member
- Vancouver Bar Association, Member