Karen is an experienced lawyer who articled with the Ontario Court of Appeal to the Chief Justice of Ontario, and practiced with a large law firm in Toronto.  She joined Parlee McLaws in 1993.  Her main area of practice remains civil litigation, with an emphasis on professional regulatory work.  Karen has a strong and diverse background working with a variety of clients and acts on behalf of numerous colleges, associations, tribunals and professionals dealing with matters of unprofessional conduct and the related legal issues.  She has appeared before all levels of Court, including Courts of Appeal and numerous administrative tribunals.  Karen is also experienced in mediations and arbitrations.

Professional Activities

  • Member, Canadian Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, Edmonton Bar Association


Karen sits on several community boards.