Kristy is committed to diligently and stubbornly exploring every possible avenue to defend her clients. Through her time at LZZ and her appellate externship, she has assisted with and worked on trial and appellate cases at the Ontario Court; Superior Court; Court of Appeal; and the Supreme Court. She has also successfully fought for clients before the Parole Board of Canada.

Kristy obtained her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Toronto. While she was a law student, she worked as Division Lead of the criminal law division at Downtown Legal Services, where she defended low-income and vulnerable individuals charged with summary offences. She also assisted and advocated for victims of domestic violence at the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic.

Through her experiences, Kristy believes strongly that one of the most important roles as a lawyer is to advocate for social justice. She recognizes that the criminal justice system is a complex beast where racialized, poor, and vulnerable groups are often criminalized, and that mental health and addiction can often be factors in play. She is prepared to be that strong voice to zealously represent her clients with a nuanced, cultural, and community understanding. Her passion for social justice is driven from working for non-profits and projects, taking her from across Canada to Greece and Mexico, where she has been the voice for children with autism and various disabilities, as well as a youth leader promoting Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.

Prior to attending law school, Kristy completed a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree with distinction in both Political Studies and history at Queen’s University.

Kristy speaks fluent Cantonese.

Call to the Bar
  • Ontario 2022