Karen Phung

AssociateMiller Thomson LLPLitigation and Dispute Resolution

Karen Phung's broad commercial litigation practice has given her the depth and breadth of experience to take on a variety of cases—from small claims court actions to multi-million dollar claims. Karen has advocated for her clients before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Divisional Court, the Federal Court, the Ontario Court of Appeal and before various administrative tribunals, including the Landlord and Tenant Board and the Child and Family Services Review Board. As a passionate litigator, Karen has extensive experience representing clients at contested motions and trials. Karen provides her clients with timely, cost-effective legal solutions that make the litigation process easy to understand.

Karen Phung's broad commercial litigation practice has given her the depth and breadth of experience to take on a variety of cases—from small claims court actions to multi-million dollar claims. Karen has advocated for her clients before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Divisional Court, the Federal Court, the Ontario Court of Appeal and before various administrative tribunals, including the Landlord and Tenant Board and the Child and Family Services Review Board. As a passionate litigator, Karen has extensive experience representing clients at contested motions and trials. Karen provides her clients with timely, cost-effective legal solutions that make the litigation process easy to understand.

Karen received her Juris Doctorate from Queen's University in 2012. While in law school, she served as the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Queen's Law Journal. Today, Karen enjoys giving back to the community by volunteering at the Ryerson Pro Bono Legal Clinic.

Prior to attending law school, Karen obtained an Honours Bachelor of Science with a double major in biology and English from the University of Toronto. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling and trying new restaurants with her husband.

Education

  • Queen's University, 2013
  • University of Toronto, B.Sc. (Hons.), 2009

Bar Admission

  • Ontario, 2013

Experience

  • Norton McMullen Consulting Inc. v. Boreham, [2015] O.J. No. 5667, aff’d [2016] O.J. No. 5792 (successfully obtained judgment and costs, totaling over $3 million, against the respondents on a motion for summary judgment, in which the respondents also brought a constitutional challenge of Rule 20, the summary judgment rule)
  • Tarko v. Metropolitan Toronto Condominium Corporation No. 626 et. al. (2015), 124 O.R. (3d) 360 (Div. Ct.) (successfully defended appeal of small claims trial victory on the basis of a limitation period defence)
  • Metropolitan Toronto Condominium Corporation No. 659 v. Truman, [2015] O.J. No. 4500 (successfully represented plaintiff condominium corporation in small claims court action against unit owner for excessive water usage; maximum costs were awarded)

Associations

  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Advocates' Society