Kara Hamilton

Coming from a military family, Kara moved frequently during her youth but she was born in British Columbia and considers it to be her home. She graduated from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Arts, with a major in Political Science, before attending Dalhousie Law School (now the Schulich School of Law). During her time at Dalhousie, Kara was actively involved in student life, serving as the Secretary of the Dalhousie Law Student Society. While in her third year, Kara spent a semester at the Dalhousie Legal Aid Clinic.

After law school, Kara came to Toronto to article at Flemingdon Community Legal Services under noted executive director Marjorie Hiley, providing immigration, landlord tenant, and poverty law services to the midtown Toronto community.

Shortly after her call to the Ontario Bar in 2007, Kara returned to BC where she was called to the Bar, and practiced as a Crown Counsel in the northern BC town of Vanderhoof. Practicing in a small town taught Kara the value of preparation and adaptability in the practice of law. One winter morning Kara arrived at court to find the judge, the accused, and their counsel all outside in the parking lot, hip deep in snow, because the court staff were snowed in and nobody had a key to the courthouse. Not one to be easily deterred, Kara offered the judge her office, and court was held there, with the judge presiding in robes and snow boots.

In 2009 Kara returned to Ontario and joined Redway & Butler LLP as an associate. She maintains a varied practice, with a focus on wills and estates, estate litigation, real estate and employment. Kara focuses on achieving creative and practical solutions for her clients and offers a broad range of dispute resolution skills including trial and appellate advocacy, negotiation, mediation and arbitration.

Kara has appeared before various courts and administrative tribunals including the Superior Court of Justice, Ontario Provincial Court, Small Claims Court and the Court of Appeal.

Blog

Jul 12

One of the most important reasons people choose to create an estate plan is to minimize the likelihood of disagreements amongst family and other heirs of an estate... Read More

Jul 5

Plenty of people in romantic relationships make the decision not to get married While there are many good reasons for this, people involved in common law relationships... Read More

Jun 24

Any complete estate plan, including a current, valid will, is one of the most important steps someone can take to ensure the financial security and well-being of their... Read More

Jun 21

It's natural to look at estate planning as a way to prepare for the future, provide for loved ones, and reduce the likelihood of litigation after a death In the event... Read More

Jun 14

When someone is obligated to make child or spousal support payments, their annual income is used as one of the factors to determine how much they will have to pay each... Read More

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