Karen Tiwana

Karen Tiwana

Associate Lawyer

Legal Assistants


Biography

Karen was called to the bar in 2013 and practices in litigation and administrative law. She has successfully represented clients at provincial and federal administrative tribunals. Karen has 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 is passionate about her work and advocates strenuously on behalf of her clients.  Taking into account each client’s unique circumstances, she takes a pragmatic and empathetic approach to resolving matters as efficiently and cost effectively as possible.
Karen 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 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. Karen’s fluency in Punjabi is a special asset at Centra Lawyers, allowing her to effectively communicate with and advocate for clients more comfortable speaking Punjabi.
Outside of the office, Karen enjoys hiking the beautiful trails along the west coast.  She also loves to explore overseas, with recent trips to Turkey, Italy, Greece, and the United Arab Emirates.

Education

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

Focus Areas

Civil Litigation
Family Litigation
Administrative Law

Court Admissions

British Columbia Bar – 2013

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