Krista has been resolving disputes for her clients for over 16 years. Her practice focuses on Personal Injury and ICBC claims, disputes related to Wills and Estates, and helping people who have been unfairly denied their insurance benefits. Krista is committed to providing the highest quality of service, and values the confidence granted by clients.
Krista does not shy away from a challenge. She is both strategic and engaging and gets involved in every stage of a claim and manages the litigation process – from investigating and coordinating rehabilitation and medical benefits, to consulting with executors and beneficiaries. For Krista, legal strategy and solutions are always top of mind. Krista represents clients at all levels of court in British Columbia—Provincial Court, Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal—as well as before administrative tribunals. She recently won a seven-figure personal injury judgement in the Supreme Court for a young professional client at the start of her career. A formidable litigator, Krista understands that not all cases require an adversarial approach that ends in a trial. She is also highly skilled in alternative dispute resolution, believing that mediation is often the best way to transform challenges into the best outcomes for her clients. Krista has studied mediation at Harvard and Pepperdine universities and recently started a Masters of Law program at York University’s Osgoode Hall to further her expertise in dispute resolution. Krista’s unique set of qualities earned her Georgia Straight’s “Best Lawyer When an Accident Strikes” five years in a row in their annual “Best of Vancouver” edition. She has also been voted, “#1 lawyer in Vancouver” in the Vancouver Courier’s “Stars of Vancouver” for 2018 and 2019. Krista leads many of the firm’s professional development initiatives as well as its articling student programme. She is a CBA-BC Women Lawyer’s Forum mentor, past President of the Trial Lawyers Association of BC and current board member and frequently speaks at professional conferences.
Admitted to the Bar of British Columbia, 2003 Admitted to the Bar of Newfoundland and Labrador, 2003 Mediating Disputes, Harvard Law School (Program on Negotiation), 2016 LL.B., Dalhousie University Law School (Schulich School of Law), 2002 B.A.(Hons.), Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1999 National University of Singapore, Faculty of Law, 2002 Universiteit Maastricht, Nederlands, Faculty of Law, 2001 Member, Law Society of British Columbia Member, Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador (non-practising status) Member, Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia (President - 2015) Member, Canadian Bar Association Board Member, Open Door Group, 2010-2013 Member, Atlantic Provinces Trial Lawyers Association Member, American Association for Justice (AAJ) (formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America) Author and faculty member for the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC, “Does Gender Matter? Special Consideration for Claims by Women,” Personal Injury Conference, 2014; "Proving Non-Pecuniary Damages," Personal Injury Conference, 2016 Faculty Member, "Prove It: Building Credible Arguments" conference, Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia, 2015 Conference Co-Chair, “The Civil Trial Toolkit” conference, Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia, 2013 Conference Co-Chair, “Wheels, Wings, Water and More: Non-automobile Injury Claims,” Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia, 2011 Author, Canadian Lawyer Magazine online, “Getting the best out of a civil jury trial”, 2011 Author, Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History, “Women in the Courts of Placentia District, 1757-1823” , Essays in the History of Canadian Law, 2005