Catherine is a member of the Research and Opinions Group. She has experience in conducting research and drafting legal opinions on a broad spectrum of topics, including insurance policy interpretation, tort law principles, domestic and foreign legislation, and court procedural rules.

Catherine acquired her J.D. at the Peter A. Allard School of Law, during which time she volunteered for the UBC Law Review and worked as a research assistant for a professor and a retired justice of the BC Supreme Court.

Before joining Lawson Lundell, Catherine served as a researcher for an insurance defence boutique firm, where she conducted research on diverse legal issues, assisted in the writing and editing of Sports and Recreational Liability Law in Canada (Canada Law Book, 2017), as well as more generally assisted in the drafting of pleadings, mediation briefs, written arguments for trial and chambers matters, and Appeal Court facta.

Professional Activities

  • Canadian Bar Association, British Columbia Branch, Member

News & Publications

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagements

  • What is it Like to Practice as a Legal Research Lawyer?, CBA BC, November 29, 2021, Panelist
  • CLE BC Legal Research Conference, “Legal Research in Support of Statutory Interpretation”, March 12, 2019, Co-presenter
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Assistant Contact

Bar Admissions

  • Nunavut (2023)
  • Alberta (2023)
  • Yukon Territory (2021)
  • British Columbia (2017)


University of British Columbia (J.D., 2015)

University of British Columbia (B.A., Hons, 2007)

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