Kimberley Santerre practices exclusively in civil and commercial litigation, with a focus on matrimonial litigation. Ms. Santerre has appeared in both levels of trial court in British Columbia and before various administrative tribunals. Ms. Santerre was called to the Bar in June 2011. She completed her articles at Rush Ihas Hardwick LLP, under the guidance of her principal, David M. Rush.
Ms. Santerre obtained her J.D. from the University of British Columbia in May, 2010. During her legal education, Ms. Santerre volunteered with the Law Students' Legal Advice Program, the school's non-profit, student-run legal aid clinic. She advised and represented clients, and served as the clinic head at the Program's clinic located at Vancouver's downtown Eastside, and as the Program's director of finance.
Prior to studying law, Ms. Santerre completed a four-year Honours Bachelor of Arts degree, with a major in Economics, at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario. In recognition of her academic achievements, Ms. Santerre received the Dean's Medal for the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.
Ms. Santerre volunteers as an executive member of the Young Lawyers Section of the Canadian Bar Association, and is a member of a variety of legal groups in Kelowna.