Karen Tiwana



Partner – Barrister, Solicitor & Family Mediator

Partner – Barrister, Solicitor, Notary & Trademark Agent

Partner – Solicitor and Notary

Partner – Barrister

Partner – Barrister, Solicitor & Notary

Associate Lawyer

Centra Lawyers LLP

Leah Vidovich

Associate Lawyer

Legal Assistants

Office Management & Reception

Legal Assistant

Legal Assistant

Legal Assistant

Firm Bookkeeper

Centra Lawyers LLP

Ruth Drennan

Legal Assistant

Karen Tiwana

Karen Tiwana

Associate Lawyer

Civil litigation, Family litigation, Worker’s Compensation, WCB, Personal Injury


Karen Tiwana was born and raised in Abbotsford, BC. She graduated from the University of British Columbia where she studied Political Science and International Relations before obtaining her Juris Doctor from the University of Calgary.

Karen regularly appears as counsel before the British Columbia Supreme Court and federal and provincial tribunals. She has also represented clients on appeal at the British Columbia Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.

Karen has experience representing clients on a wide range of legal issues including strata law, personal injury, family litigation, professional negligence, corporate/commercial disputes, contract disputes and real estate disputes.

Karen’s personal injury practice focuses on obtaining fair compensation for clients injured in car accidents, slip and falls, and workplace accidents. She has extensive experience in cases involving multiple and serious injuries including brain injuries, spine fractures, chronic pain and myofascial conditions, complex regional pain syndrome, and various psychological conditions including post-traumatic stress disorder and major depressive disorder.

Karen’s family litigation practice includes all matters affecting families such as separation, divorce, property division, spousal support, child support and guardianship. Karen understands the emotional process of family separation and is committed to preserving families’ relationships and assets through a collaborative approach.

Karen Tiwana is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia, the Canadian Bar Association, the Trial Lawyers Association of BC, and the South Asian Bar Association of BC. Karen values community involvement and is a member of the Access Pro Bono, where she volunteers her time assisting those who cannot otherwise afford legal services.

If you would like to speak with Karen, contact her here or visit Centra Lawyers Facebook page.


Juris Doctor, University of Calgary – 2011
Bachelor of Arts, University of British Columbia – 2005

Law skills

Civil Litigation
Personal Injury
Family Litigation
Worker's Compensation

Court Admissions

High Court of South Africa – Cape Provincial Division & Transvaal Provincial Division
National Certificate of Accreditation – 2012
British Columbia Bar – 2012

Professional Memberships

Law Society of British Columbia (LSBC)
Canadian Bar Association (CBA)
Trial Lawyers Association of BC (TLABC)
South Asian Bar Association of BC (SABABC)

Other Memberships

British Columbia Bar – 2013