November 18, 2016

Kim Yee receives prestigious Lexpert ® 2016 Rising Stars Award honouring Canada’s Leading Lawyers Under 40

Harper Grey is very proud to announce that our associate, Kim Yee, has received the Lexpert® 2016 Rising Stars – Leading Lawyers Under 40 award. Chosen from among hundreds of nominees across Canada, Kim was among a select group of young lawyers who were officially recognized during the dinner and awards presentation hosted by Lexpert on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at The Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto.

Kim’s recognition as a leading lawyer in the areas of health and insurance law underscores the dedication she brings to her work every day. She is a talented advocate whose creativity, adaptability and foresight benefit her clients.

“Kim is smart, centered and strong, and has developed into a business-minded leader within our firm,” says Richard Bereti, Managing Partner. “She is a driven problem solver, with the skill and judgment to achieve practical results. Kim also brings optimism and kindness to every endeavour and it is no surprise to us that her character and accomplishments stood out in a field of her peers that spanned the country. We are thrilled that she has been recognized for these qualities. Congratulations Kim, we’re very proud of you.”

Lexpert’s Rising Stars award recognizes legal leaders under the age of 40 based on criteria such as leadership, professional achievements, business acumen, adaptability, teamwork and interpersonal skills.

The winners and finalists will be featured in the November / December issue of Lexpert Magazine. Following is an excerpt:

“In the practice of health law and insurance law, Kim Yee has consistently demonstrated a range of insight, legal acumen and strategic thinking. Her clients include health professionals and two national retail chains involved in high-severity, bodily injury and product-liability actions. Recent court cases include a multi-party carbon monoxide poisoning; drug recalls; spinal cord and brain injuries; multiple amputations; burn injuries; infant claims; coroners’ inquests following fatalities; and risk-management advice and litigation in fertility law. In addition, she works to keep her clients out of court proceedings. Her gravitas and experience are recognized and respected by coroners, mediators, co-defendant counsel and opposing counsel. Kim’s involvement in the community has included student legal services, the Hope Mission and the AIDS/HIV network of Edmonton. She is also a supporter of British Columbia Guide Dogs, helping with fundraising as well as the organization’s annual charity event.”

Learn more about the Lexpert® Rising Stars Leading Lawyers under 40 awards here.