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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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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 specialized tribunal of the Mining and Lands Commissioner 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 practice committees of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. She also represents clients who operate in the healthcare space in commercial disputes.

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. She is a past member of the Young Advocates Standing Committee of the Advocates Society.

Writing on a wide range of topics, Kimberly has authored papers on white collar crime, health law, and has published a paper in the National Journal of Constitutional Law on Sections 15 and 7 of the Canadian Charters of Rights and Freedoms.

Kimberly is ranked as a Future Star in Litigation by Benchmark Litigation 2019.


  • Named in Benchmark Litigation Canada, 2019
Named in Benchmark Litigation Canada Recognized as a "Future Star" in Ontario
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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
Article The Role of Choice in Claims under Section 15 of the Charter: The Impact of Recent Developments Section 7 Jurisprudence National Journal of Constitutional Law
Article Canada: handling internal investigations The Investigations Review of the Americas 2015
Speaker Key Takeaways from Recent Cases Toronto Symposium (9th Edition) location location Toronto, ON

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