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About Catherine

Catherine advises insurance clients on issues involving coverage and defence of claims. In her civil litigation practice, she has experience in the areas of personal injury, employment, property and shareholder disputes. She has appeared as counsel in all levels of court in Nova Scotia, as well as before the New Brunswick Court of Queen’s Bench and the Prince Edward Island Supreme Court. A skilled negotiator, she works with her clients to achieve resolutions in a cost-effective way.

Fluently bilingual, Catherine is a member of the Association des juristes d’expression française du Nouveau Brunswick, the Canadian Bar Association, the Moncton Areas Lawyers Association and the Canadian Defence Lawyers. She is the Past President and Past Secretary/Treasurer for the Cumberland County Barristers’ Association. She has also served on the boards of the United Way of Cumberland County and the Bridge Adult Service Centre.

During law school, Catherine received the Law Foundation Scholarship, Doris Curtis Memorial Scholarship and the Borden Ladner Gervais Research Fellowship.

Catherine shares her love of running by coaching youth with Cumberland Sporting Club. A Boston Marathoner, she enjoys spending time hiking with her family, trail running and doing yoga.

Education

  • Collaborative Family Law Lawyer Certification, Collaborative Family Lawyers Nova Scotia (2013)
  • L.L.B., University of British Columbia (2008)
  • M.A. (Peru Research Award, International Development Research Centre), University of British Columbia (2003)
  • B.A. (Dean’s List), St. Francis Xavier University (2001)

Bar Admissions

  • Nova Scotia (2009)
  • New Brunswick (2015)

Languages

  • English
  • French