Katherine obtained her juris doctor from the University of Windsor in 2021. She holds an Honours BA from York University (2011) with a double major in Political Science and Sociology and a Master of Arts from Queen’s University (2013) majoring in Political Studies. She graduated from York University on the Dean’s Honour List. Her academic research focused on racial and gender discrimination within the Canadian justice system.
During law school, Katherine was an active member of the Windsor law community. She volunteered with Community Legal Aid assisting low income clients charged with summary conviction and provincial offences. She was the co-president of the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF), Windsor Chapter and involved with various mentorship programs including Peer Mentorship Program and AskLaw. She was also enrolled in a Judicial Internship with the Newmarket Ontario Court of Justice where she gained an in-depth understanding of the Ontario Court of Justice process from the perspective of the judiciary.
Prior to joining Edward H. Royle & Partners LLP, Katherine articled as a judicial law clerk to the Superior Court of Justice, Central East Region. Her experience with the Superior Court exposed her to many complex criminal proceedings and provided invaluable judicial insight.
Katherine’s prior experience with Legal Aid Ontario was the catalyst in her journey towards advancing the rights of vulnerable individuals facing systemic injustice. Her areas of interest include racial discrimination and Charter litigation.
She is a member of the Criminal Lawyer’s Association, Toronto Lawyer’s Association, and the Law Society of Ontario.