Our Team

Kathleen O’Hara

416.679.2781 x 209
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Clerk: Kristin Cooke
416.679.2781 x 207
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Assistant: Lori-Ann Leavitt
416.679.2781 x 212
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Kathleen is SBA’s Northern Ontario delegate. Despite growing up in the great white north, Kathleen is an avid summer athlete. When she isn’t finishing triathlons or trying to hit a ball out of a bunker, Kathleen somehow manages to run our SIU team. The team works closely with insurers and experts to conduct Examinations under Oath, obtain and preserve critical evidence, and defend / initiate the appropriate court actions.

Now calling Toronto her home, Kathleen is also the office cookie baker. Her oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are delicious and the office is currently on the Keto diet as a result.

Primary Practice Areas
  • Fraud and Misrepresentation
  • Loss Transfer and Priority Disputes
  • Auto Insurance
Professional Achievements and Leadership
  • Founding Partner, Strigberger Brown Armstrong LLP, 2018
Notable Matters
  • Lomoro v. Allstate (2017), Licence Appeal Tribunal (decision pending)
  • Samad v. North Waterloo Farmers Mutual (2016), FSCO Arbitration
  • Clarkson v. Economical Mutual Insurance Co. (2015), FSCO Arbitration
  • Nguyen v. Federation Insurance Co. of Canada (2014), FSCO Arbitration
  • Dinnall v. Economical Mutual Insurance Co. (2014), FSCO Arbitration
  • Morsi v. Fermar Paving Limited (2011), Court of Appeal 
  • Morsi et al. v. Fermar Paving et al. (2010), Superior Court
Thought Leadership

Recent Publications

  • C’mon Join the Joyride – Rankin v. J.J. (SCC) – Blog Article May 2018
  • Evidentiary Dots fail to Connect – A.R. v. Wawanesa (LAT) – Blog Article February 2018

Recent Presentations

  • Priority / Loss Transfer, presentation to client, January 2019
  • Occupiers’ Liability Under Residential Policies, presentation to Ontario Mutual Insurance Association, November 2018
  • Catastrophic Impairment Definition and Tests, presentation to client, November 2018
  • Investigative Tips and Tools on Fraud Claims, presentation to client, June 2018
  • Investigating Fraud Claims, presentation to client, June 2018
  • WSIB & the SABS, presentation to client, May 2018
Professional Memberships
  • Member, A Call to Action Canada-Diversity in the Legal Profession
  • The Advocates Society
  • Canadian Defence Lawyers
  • Canadian Association of Special Investigation Units (CASIU)
Bar Admissions & Education
  • Ontario Bar, 2009
  • JD, Queens University, 2008

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