Kristy is a critical thinker who analyzes legal problems from every angle. With a sensitivity to her clients’ goals and needs, Kristy can formulate and offer practical and creative strategies to resolve family law disputes.
Kristy's practice encompasses all areas of family law including parenting, national and international child abduction, child support, spousal support and property division. Her previous experience in commercial litigation enables her to identify and address corporate and taxation issues within the family law context.
Kristy is the firm's Knowledge Management & Practice Support lawyer. In this role, Kristy provides guidance and support to the firm's lawyers in their practices, and strategic input into complex and novel legal issues for trial and appeal advocacy. She is a valuable resource to the firm, facilitating efficient exchange of knowledge and lawyer development to the benefit of the firm's clients, as the firm maintains its reputation as the leading family law firm in the country.Kristy is an Associate Editor of the Reports of Family Law and assists with "Franks & Zalev, This Week in Family Law", a weekly family law newsletter published in FamilySource by WestlawNext Canada.
- Winner of the Margaret Grimshaw Prize in Real Estate
Publications & Speaking Engagements
- CBV Institute Congress (2020): 2020 Sharpening Your Vision - Litigation Support for Covid-19 Valuations with L. Poole, CBV and R. Tsao
- Associate Editor for The Reports of Family Law
- The Advocates' Society
- Ontario Bar Association
- Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
- Past volunteer, Pro Bono Ontario's Free Legal Advice Hotline
- Past volunteer, Pro Bono Ontario's Small Claims Court Duty Counsel
- Past volunteer, Pro Bono Students Canada's Family Law Project
- Past volunteer and caseworker, Downtown Legal Services
Education, Admissions & Designations
- Called to the Bar of Ontario (2016)
- J.D. from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law (2015)
- B.A. (Honours, Political Science and Geography) from the University of Western Ontario (2012)