Karen is a partner at Beckett. She works in the Plaintiff Injury Group.
Karen’s practice focuses on representing those injured
while in the care of others such as long-term care homes and schools, as well
as people injured in car accidents, slips and falls and other incidents. She is
actively involved in her clients’ claims for accident benefits, short-term
disability and long-term disability benefits. Karen’s clients can expect to
have the lawsuit and insurance process explained to them in a way that eases
the stress of working through a claim. Her objective is to manage each client’s
file in a manner that allows them to focus on their recovery.
Karen earned a Bachelor of Arts from Acadia University
(1993) and then studied French at Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (1994).
She earned a Bachelor of Education (intermediate/secondary) from Memorial
University of Newfoundland (1995) and graduated from Queen’s University Faculty
of Law in 2002. She was called to the Ontario bar in 2003.
Karen is a Bencher with the Law Society of Ontario
and an Adjudicator with the Law Society Tribunal. She is Co-Chair
of the Law Society’s Futures Committee and Member of its Professional
Development and Competence Committee and Lawyers Professional Indemnity Review
Task Force. Karen is Past President of the Middlesex
Law Association and
a member of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association. Her volunteer work has been focused on the legal
community and organizations that support her clients. She has authored
and presented legal papers and been a guest speaker at a variety of legal