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Kimberly Potter Toronto Lawyer

Kimberly Potter

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


Kimberly is a partner in Fasken’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution department. Her practice focuses on business disputes, including breach of contract claims, complex negligence claims (including professional negligence), and shareholder disputes. She regularly represents clients at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice’s Commercial List, a court specializing in commercial matters.

Kimberly has appeared before administrative tribunals, all levels of court in Ontario, and the Supreme Court of Canada. 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. 

Prior to joining Fasken, Kimberly clerked at the Ontario Court of Appeal for the Honourable Justices Goudge, Juriansz and Ducharme.

Kimberly is an active member of the legal community. She is a current member of the Mid-Career Advocates’ Standing Committee of the Advocates Society and is the co-chair of the Toronto branch’s Reproductive Justice Project for Women’s Legal and Education Action Fund (LEAF).

Kimberly is a member of the Student Development Committee and Chair of the Climate Action Committee, which is tasked with evaluating, and ultimately mitigating, Fasken’s carbon footprint across all of its offices.

Kimberly is repeatedly ranked as a Future Star in Litigation by Benchmark Litigation and was ranked in Benchmark’s “40 and Under Hot List” in 2020.


Career & 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


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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