Kara Smith

Honours Bachelor of Arts 2006

Born and raised in Thunder Bay, Kara earned her Honours Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from Lakehead University in 2006 and was awarded the President’s Graduation Award. Kara subsequently attended Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, graduated in 2009 and was the recipient of the Dean’s Gold Key Award. Kara was called to the Ontario bar in 2010.  Kara resides in Toronto, Ontario and is a lawyer with McCarthy Tétrault LLP, a leading Canadian law firm. Kara maintains a litigation practice, with an emphasis on professional negligence, health law, administrative law and privacy. Kara is involved in medical defence work and she has represented physicians before the courts and various administrative bodies, including boards and tribunals.  Kara is active in charitable organizations and is excited to be a member of the Lakehead University Alumni Board to represent the Alumni community and to continue to engage and connect with Lakehead Alumni.


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