Anna is a compassionate while tenacious advocate who can provide effective solutions to a wide range of legal matters, including commercial litigation, employment matters, real estate disputes, professional negligence, estate litigation and class proceedings. Anna has appeared before courts and administrative tribunals in Ontario as well as courts in the Northwest Territories. What sets Anna apart is her broad experience, and her ability to home in on the core issues and find the answers to legal problems, however complex or esoteric.
Prior to joining Landy Marr Kats LLP, Anna was a judicial law clerk of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. Anna provided judges with legal opinions and research memoranda in all areas of the Court’s jurisdiction, including civil, administrative, family and criminal. She regularly attended trials, motions, pre-trials, case management conferences, as well as appeals and judicial review hearings before the Divisional Court. From her active, behind-the-scenes participation in the court process, Anna gained invaluable insights into what works and what doesn’t when it comes to convincing the judge to side with a litigant’s position. She applies these insights every day in advocating for her clients.
Anna received her J.D. from Queen’s University in 2009. During law school, Anna spent a summer studying international business law at the Herstmonceux Castle in England. Anna was an editor for Queen’s Law Journal, a volunteer for Pro Bono Students Canada, and a tutor for the Faculty of Law. She competed at several moots, including the Canadian Corporate/Securities Law Moot, where her team won Top Factum and Anna was personally ranked among the top 15 oralists. Anna won numerous academic awards and scholarships, including the Law Society of Upper Canada/Osgoode Society Award of Excellence.
Anna graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a B.A. (Honours) in Media, Information & Technoculture and Women’s Studies as the gold medalist for her year. She also has an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Western Ontario. Anna worked as a news reporter prior to entering law school.
Anna is committed to using her skills to give back to her community. She currently serves as a Director of the Toronto Lawyers Association, and on the executive of the Ontario Bar Association’s Women Lawyers Forum. She is a former Director and Vice-President (Operations) of the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers, and former Chair of the Centre for Immigrants and Community Services, a non-profit organization that provides settlement and integration services to over 11,000 newcomers annually.
Anna speaks Mandarin and Cantonese.
B.A. (Hons.), M.A. – University of Western Ontario
J.D. – Queen’s University
Ontario Bar Association – Executive Member of the Women Lawyers Forum
Toronto Lawyers Association – Board Director
Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers – Former Board Director
Centre for Immigrants and Community Services – Former Board Chair, Former Board Vice-Chair
The Advocates’ Society – Member
Canadian Bar Association – Member
Amicus Curiae: Friend of the Court…to Befriend the Crown?, The Advocates’ Journal, Spring 2018
Treating “My Friend” Like My Foe: Incivility in the Courtroom, The Advocate, July 4, 2017
Charitable pledges: Are they enforceable?, The Lawyer’s Daily, May 23, 2017
Revamping the Law of Prior Consistent Statements: R. v. Khan, Toronto Law Journal, May 2017
Dismantling the Roadblocks to Judicial Diversity, Slaw, February 21, 2017
Ledcor is Unlikely to Settle the Dust, Law Times, November 14, 2016
Court Examines Duty to Defend Parents of Alleged Bully, The Lawyers Weekly, March 25, 2016
Lifting the Corporate Veil a Rare Occurrence, The Lawyers Weekly, March 11, 2016
Proving Third Party Liability in Fraud, The Lawyers Weekly, July 17, 2015
Time to Revisit Sattva on the Standard of Review?, Law Times, June 29, 2015
Why Judicial Diversity Matters, Law Times, February 2, 2015
Social Media Increasingly Relevant to Litigation, The Lawyers Weekly, November 14, 2014
Explicit Language Needed for Fixed-term Contracts, The Lawyers Weekly, July 11, 2014
Is There Too Much Judicial Intervention in Civil Litigation, Law Times, June 23, 2014 (co-author with Keith Landy)
Thoroughly Explain Fees and Put Retainer in Writing, The Lawyers Weekly, May 16, 2014
Rule 51.06(2): An Antidote to Lengthy, Expensive Trials?, Law Times, May 12, 2014
Full Stop the Hard Way: Proving Imminent Harm is Key to Getting a Rarely-granted Injunction Quia Timet, The Lawyers Weekly, January 31, 2014
Diversity Gap on the Bench, JUST. Magazine, October 2013 (co-author)
The AODA and Human Rights Code: Do You Know the Difference?, JUST. Magazine, April 2013
With This Ring, I…Take Thee to Court, The Lawyers Weekly, September 21, 2013
Legal Aid Goes Virtual: Help or Hindrance for Access to Justice?, JUST. Magazine, August 2012
The Admissibility of Extrinsic Evidence, The Lawyers Weekly, May 11, 2012
Ramping Up Accessibility Compliance, The Lawyers Weekly, January 27, 2012