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Kimberly Potter Toronto Lawyer

Kimberly Potter

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

Kimberly has a broad commercial litigation practice, with expertise in litigation involving mining companies and mining rights, health law, and product liability, including class actions.

Kimberly has appeared on behalf of clients before administrative tribunals, all levels of court in Ontario, including the Divisional Court and the Ontario Court of Appeal, as well as the Supreme Court of Canada.

Kimberly has industry expertise in mining. She acts for mining companies in disputes before the Mining and Lands Tribunal and in appeals from that tribunal. She also represents mining companies in occupational health and safety matters and in contractual disputes involving mining rights. She holds the Osgoode Certificate in Mining Law.

As a member of the Firm’s health law group, Kimberly advises clients on the implications of recent changes to healthcare legislation and provides strategic advice to professional colleges. She acts as independent legal counsel to the discipline and fitness to practice committees of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.

Across a range of industries, Kimberly acts for clients in product liability defense work, including class actions, with a particular focus on the automotive industry.

Kimberly maintains an active 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.

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.

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  • 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
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
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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