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Kimberly Potter Toronto Lawyer

Kimberly Potter

Partner Fasken
Jurisdiction Ontario, 2011
Language(s) English
Office(s) Toronto
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Overview

Kimberly Potter's practice focuses on commercial disputes, product liability (including class actions), and professional liability.

Kimberly acts for companies in a wide range of industries in matters involving allegations of breach of contract and negligence, shareholder disputes, oppression claims, claims against directors and officers, and disputes over business valuation. She regularly represents clients at the Commercial List, a court specializing in commercial matters.

Kimberly has industry expertise in mining.  She acts for mining companies in commercial disputes, and in disputes under the Mining Act before the Ontario Land Tribunal (formerly the Mining and Lands Tribunal). She holds the Osgoode Certificate in Mining Law.

Kimberly has appeared before administrative tribunals, all levels of court in Ontario, including the Divisional Court on judicial review and the Ontario Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court of Canada. She is a strategic thinker, as well as an able practitioner.  Her primary focus is on achieving her clients’ goals effectively and cost-efficiently.

As part of Kimberly’s pro bono practice, she successfully represented the Canadian Civil Liberties Association in striking down the mandatory minimum sentence under the Criminal Code for possession of a loaded firearm in R v. Nur, 2015 SCC 15. 

She is a past member of the Young Advocates Standing Committee of the Advocates Society and a current member of Women in Mining Toronto.

Kimberly is ranked as a Future Star in Litigation by Benchmark Litigation 2019, 2020 and 2021, and in Benchmark’s “40 and Under Hot List” for 2020.



Achievements

Client Work

Date Client

Career & Education

Education

  • JD University of Toronto
  • BA (Honours) McGill University

Community involvement

  • Young Advocates Society Standing Committee, General Member
  • Pro Bono Law Ontario, Volunteer Duty Counsel
  • Women’s Legal Education Action Fund, Volunteer Researcher
  • David Asper Constitutional Law Clinic, University of Toronto, Alumni Network Member

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Advocates' Society
  • Member, Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association

Knowledge

Fasken Institute

News

Publications

Book, Co-Author The Healthcare Law Review - Edition 3
Book, Co-Author Fraud Unravels Everything: A Limited Justification for Piercing the Corporate Veil Todd L. Archibald, ed., Annual Review of Civil Litigation (Toronto: Thomson Reuters, 2019) 555
Book, Co-Author The Healthcare Law Review - Edition 1

Speaking Engagements

Speaker Key Takeaways from Recent Cases Toronto Symposium (9th Edition) location location Toronto, ON
Speaker Evidence Essentials for Litigators: Probative Value, Prejudicial Effect and Other Exclusionary Rules Law Society of Ontario location location Toronto, ON, Canada
Speaker Cannabis in Ontario’s Healthcare System: Impact on the Regulation of Health Professionals Fasken Institute location location Toronto, ON, Canada

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