A born-and-raised Barrie resident, Karen knows and loves her community. She is proud to be a partner in one of Canada’s most successful personal injury law firms—right in her own backyard. Karen joined Oatley Vigmond in 2013 as an associate lawyer. She holds a BA from Queen’s University and her Juris Doctor from Bond University in Australia. Prior to being called to the Bar in January 2013, Karen articled at a well-known personal injury law firm in Toronto.
Karen practices personal injury law with a focus on medical malpractice. She also has extensive experience with product liability cases, occupiers’ liability cases, motor vehicle accidents, and accident benefits. Karen works to gain her client’s trust and ensure their comfort from the very first visit, and past clients have appreciated how her warm nature and sense of humour shed some light in a dark time in their lives.
With a deep interest in community involvement, Karen joined Spinal Cord Injury Ontario in 2013, and in June of 2021 was appointed to their Board of Directors. She has also volunteered with the Alzheimer’s Society in both Kingston and Barrie, and with Lawyers Feed the Hungry.
Karen shares her two young children with her husband, a firefighter in Hamilton. When not practicing law, she tries to find moments of calm in her busy household by going for a run, spending time at the lake, or hitting the slopes.
- Member of the Spinal Cord Injury Ontario (SCIO) Board of Directors
Karen frequently contributes to the publication OTLA Update.