Born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, Karen obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Translation from the Université de Montréal. She then moved to the Nation’s Capital to pursue her legal studies. She graduated from the Common Law and Civil Law sections of the Faculty of Law of the University of Ottawa in 2015 and 2016.
Karen completed her articles at a mid-size full-service firm where she gained tremendous experience in family law, employment law as well as civil and commercial disputes. Karen also worked as a lawyer in rural areas of Eastern Ontario, where she appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice, the Ontario Superior Court as well as the Ontario Court of Appeal. She also assisted clients with claims before the Human Rights Tribunal, the Landlord & Tenant Board as well as the Immigration and Refugee Board.
Karen has also successfully completed a Collaborative Law training and offers a non-adversarial approach to divorce, separation, and custody of children that respectfully takes into consideration the well-being of all those who will be affected by the decisions taken.
Karen strongly believes in access to justice and strives to help clients achieve the best result possible by providing them with tailored services. She works tirelessly to find creative solutions that help people move forward with their lives after her mandate has ended. Karen prioritizes amicable resolutions as much as possible but is ready to bring matters to court when necessary.
When Karen is away from the office, she enjoys practicing hot yoga, hiking in the Gatineau Park and travelling abroad. Her most memorable trip so far was in Bali, Indonesia.
Karen offre aussi des services juridiques en français.