Carina was called to the Bar in 2016 and joined Wilson Christen LLP in March 2019. Her practice encompasses all aspects of child protection law and family law, including property division, support, and high-conflict custody and access disputes. Carina's experiences in both the legal and social work fields assist her in resolving her clients' legal problems in a practical, creative and efficient manner.
Carina is an advocate who is committed to helping her clients navigate the challenges of family law. She has a particular interest in child-related issues and part of her practice includes representing children in family law and child protection law matters as a member of the Office of the Children's Lawyer's legal panel.
Carina has practiced exclusively in the area of family law since her call to the Ontario Bar in 2016. Prior to joining Wilson Christen LLP, Carina articled at the Office of the Children’s Lawyer and then worked at a prominent family law boutique firm in Toronto. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto. While attending law school at the University of Toronto, Carina enrolled in the school's combined law and social work program. She graduated with dual Juris Doctor and Master of Social Work degrees in 2015.
During her studies, Carina was a caseworker at two community legal clinics. She also assisted self-represented litigants at the Toronto and Brampton family courts for three years as a law student for Pro Bono Students Canada's Family Law Project.
Carina is a member of the Ontario Bar Association and The Advocates’ Society. Outside of her legal practice, Carina has been actively involved with various non-profit organizations assisting children, youth and families in Toronto. She is currently serving as a member of the Board of Directors for the Red Door Family Shelter.
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