Katerina Svozilkova (BSc. Hons., MRes, J.D.) studied law at the University of Toronto and was called to the Bar in 2015. Katerina also holds a BSc Hons. (First Class) degree in psychology and an MRes (with Distinction) in health and applied social sciences.
While in law school, Katerina worked for the Pro Bono Students Canada’s Family Law Project and assisted unrepresented litigants in Toronto family courts. Katerina received additional clinical education at the David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights where she got to work on Supreme Court of Canada cases.
Katerina maintains a busy family law practice and appears in court regularly. Whenever possible, Katerina strives to find amicable solutions to help her clients avoid the cost, risk, and stress of litigation. She is trained in collaborative practice and is a member of the Hamilton Halton Collaborative Family Practice Group. She is also a member of The Advocates’ Society.
Katerina is on the panel of volunteer family lawyers for Luke’s Place and provides pro bono legal services to women in remote communities leaving abusive relationships.
In 2016, Katerina co-authored an article on pet trusts published in the Estates, Trusts & Pensions Journal for which the authors received the Wolfe Goodman Award.
Outside of work, Katerina leads a very boring life. She likes to make and eat good food, explore the Dundas Valley Conservation Area, and spend time with her husband, pets, and friends.