Katrina Johnston is a litigation paralegal in our Calgary office. She is an Ojibway woman from Neyaashiinigmiing, Ontario.
She was in the insurance industry as an auto claims adjuster for about six years before pursuing a career as a paralegal. In her insurance job she investigated potential fraud in the towing and storage sector in Ontario. In 2015, she was chosen as a representative of the Insurance Sector in a Deloitte panel on the Ontario Government’s Bill 15: Fighting Fraud and Reducing Automobile Insurance Rates Act, 2014.
Katrina has always had a litigious mind, but only became a paralegal after a claim was brought against her by a former landlord. The RTDRS Officer said she had submitted the best evidence package she had ever seen, and thus, a paralegal was born.
Value to Clients
"My background in insurance and investigations gives me confidence in the way I approach my work. I have learned that even one character of punctuation can change the way a law is interpreted and applied, so I strive to bring attention to detail to my work each day. I have a curious, logical and analytical mind, and I tend to view the world as a series of puzzles waiting to be solved. This has led to me being given some interesting and challenging files and projects that require a higher level of scrutiny and research."
Outside the Office
Katrina collects hobbies. Her current focus is painting and miniature models. She also enjoys travelling, and she lives for road trips. She has driven across Canada and Costa Rica, and she hopes to do Ireland in the Fall. She likes entertaining and is always looking for an occasion to get friends and family together for good food and conversation.
Inaakinogewin Gabeshewin Anishinaabe Law Camp
Planning Committee Member
Department of Canadian Heritage
Aboriginal Youth Advisory Committee Member
2009 - 2011
Crown Treatment of Indigenous People in Canada, Humber Journal of Paralegal Access to Justice/Thomson Reuters Canada · Jan 1, 2017