Julie Kern

Julie Kern

Associate since 2016
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

Julie is part of our litigation team, working in personal injury, catastrophic injury, insurance disputes, contracts, commercial tenancy disputes and real estate litigation. She strives to help her clients with the challenges they face when they are seeking fair compensation. She realizes that clients are often confused, frustrated and anxious when facing the prospect of dealing with the legal system; therefore she makes it a priority to ensure that her clients understand the legal issues that will decide their cases.

Her previous experience in the film/theatre industry has provided her with a well rounded skill set, including knowing how to handle a difficult client or a situation in the Courtroom.

To gain invaluable international experience, Julie moved across the pond to London, England where she obtained her Bachelor of Laws, Honours from Kingston University London in 2011. During her time abroad, she was an executive member of the University Law Association, and Student Liaison to the Law School Executive Board. Julie was also selected to represent her university at the International Mediation Competition, where she and her colleagues were awarded "Best New Team". When she wasn’t studying, Julie was working part time as a TV and Film extra, and met some of the most revered actors, directors and writers in the industry.

Julie has appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice, Superior Court of Justice and before several administrative bodies, including the Financial Services Commission of Ontario. She also assists her clients with private settlements and mediations.

After completing her articles with Martin & Hillyer Associates (Burlington) Julie moved to the Niagara Region to be closer to family, and joined Martin Sheppard Fraser LLP as a litigation associate in 2016.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury, including: Motor Vehicle Accidents; Motorcycle Accidents; International Personal Injury; Dog Bites; Slip & Falls; Brain Injury; Closed Head Injuries; Catastrophic Injury; Unidentified or Underinsured Accidents; Long-Term Disability;
  • Accident Benefit Disputes
  • Small Claims
  • Insurance Disputes
  • Employment Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation


  • Kingston University London, School of Law and Business, Kingston Upon the Thames, England
    • LL.B., Bachelor of Laws with Honours – 2011
    • Honours: Student Liaison to the Law School Executive Board
    • International Mediation Competition – "Best New Team" Award
    • Executive Member, Kingston University Law Student’s Union

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Niagara Falls Bar Association, Treasurer
  • Lincoln County Law Association, Member
  • Canadian Bar Association, Member
  • Ontario Bar Association, Member