As a summer student Karissa had the opportunity to work with a leading Western Canadian law firm and one of the world’s largest potash exporters. These experiences served to fuel her passion for business law and its application to aboriginal, fisheries, environmental and maritime issues, which are now the focus areas of her practice.
Karissa brings a practical approach and attention to detail to her work as a lawyer. As a corporate solicitor, Karissa has demonstrated her ability to deliver solutions that help clients strive to achieve their goals.
Karissa is a member of a number of Canadian Bar Association subsections in support of the areas in which she practices, as well as the Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association. She is also an active volunteer and Director of The Mission to Seafarers, an organization that cares for seafarers and their families around the world.
Karissa obtained her J.D. from the University of Saskatchewan in 2016 and was called to the BC Bar in 2017.
- University of Saskatchewan, J.D., 2016
- University of Saskatchewan, B.Comm. (Great Distinction), 2011
- British Columbia, 2017
- Guest Blogger, Life In Law
- Volunteer, Mentoring Committee, Women Lawyers Forum
- Director, The Mission to Seafarers
- Member, The Law Society of British Columbia
- Member, Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch Subsections:
- Aboriginal Law
- Environmental Law
- Natural Resources Law
- Maritime Law
- Member, Vancouver Bar Association
- Member, Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association