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Prior to joining the environmental law group at Siskinds, Kirsten practiced environmental litigation in both public interest and private practice settings. She has assisted individuals, companies, and not-for-profits in prosecutions, civil litigation, and judicial review proceedings touching upon a range of regulatory and environmental issues. She has produced legal opinions on complex and novel legal issues, including municipal liability, untested claims in environmental and administrative law, and potential impacts arising from new legislation. Kirsten has also published and presented widely on a variety of issues in environmental and international law. This diversity of experience enables her to craft responsive and innovative solutions for complex legal problems facing her clients.
Kirsten holds a J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School and an LL.M. from McGill University. Her Master’s thesis examined the role of public participation in investor-state treaty arbitrations affecting domestic environmental regulation. Over the course of her studies, she received numerous awards and fellowships.
Prior to law school, Kirsten worked for a number of years with the provincial government, largely in the field of occupational health and safety. Her unique managerial experience in this setting has provided her with insights into the needs and challenges facing both the commercial and public sectors.
LL.M., McGill University, Faculty of Law
J.D., Osgoode Hall Law School
B.A. (Hon.), University of Toronto
Environmental law is a complex field, where regulatory responses are as fluid as our evolving scientific understanding of the impacts of human activity on the environment.
— Kirsten Mikadze