Over 17 years of insurance defence litigation practice with significant arbitration, trial and appeal experience at the FSCO, Superior Court, Divisional Court and Court of Appeal, I am your strategic business partner, combining big picture thinking with refined technical skills: delivering exceptional service and advice... and I love what I do.
My practice focuses on accident benefits claims, tort defence and anti-fraud, defending and prosecuting against opportunistic and organized auto, property, life and health fraud. I also act as appellate counsel for accident benefits, loss transfer and priority matters. I am thrilled to be honoured with the Lexpert Rising Stars, Leading Lawyers under 40 Award, as well as more recently, the Lexpert Zenith Mid-Career Excellence Award.
In addition to my practice, I am an adjunct professor at the University of Windsor Faculty of Law, teaching the Lawyer as Conflict Resolver and the Professional Identity and Legal Skills (PILS) courses.
I am also a committed contributor to the insurance industry, having published and lectured extensively with numerous organizations such as the Ontario and Canadian Insurance Adjusters' Associations, the Insurance Institute, the Canadian Defence Lawyers Association, RIMS Canada, the Ontario Bar Association and Osgoode Hall's Professional Development Programme. I recently was appointed to the Council of the Medico-Legal Society of Toronto for a three year term.
Volunteering is a very important part of my life. I am a member of the WICC Gala Committee and volunteer/fund raise with several charities. My primary fundraising focus is with Holland Bloorview Kids Rehab Hospital, working to raise funds for the Biggar Endowment in an effort to help end Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
As a lawyer, mother, mentor, educator and thought leader, I am rewarded when those around me shine to their fullest potential.
Partner, Schultz Frost LLP, Toronto (September 2015 - present)
Specializing in civil litigation, focusing on the defence of Statutory Accident Benefits disputes, including first party claims for benefits, private arbitrations of priority and loss transfer disputes, the interaction between the SABS and WSIB, anti-fraud for tort, AB and property, as well as personal injury claims, general negligence and solicitors' negligence.
Adjunct Professor, University of Windsor, Faculty of Law (January 2014 - present)
Teaching the Lawyer as Conflict Resolver course
Partner, Hughes Amys LLP, Toronto (July 2009 - August 2015)
Associate, Dutton Brock LLP, Toronto (Dec. 2000 - July 2009)
Mediator, Trainer and Consultant, Toronto (June 1998 - 2010)
Sessional Professor, Brock University, St. Catharines (Aug. 2002 - Jan. 2005)
Designed and instructed Introduction to Dispute Resolution Course (POLI IP50), Criminal Justice and Policing Program, Department of Political Science.
Student-at-law, Royal & SunAlliance, Toronto (July 1999 - June 2000)
Year of call: 2001
Master of Laws LL.M., Osgoode Hall Law School (2003)
Bachelor of Laws LL.B., University of Windsor, Faculty of Law (1999)
Bachelor of Arts B.A., (Political Science and Theater & Performance) McGill University (1996)
Recognized as a Best Lawyer in Canada in Insurance Law, by Best Lawyers (2019)
Winner, Lexpert Zenith Mid-Career Excellence Award (2018)
Winner, Lexpert Rising Stars, Leading Lawyers under 40 in Canada (2015)
Finalist for Lexpert's Rising Stars Top 40 under 40 (2014)
Exceptional Young Lawyer Award, Canadian Defence Lawyers Association (2010)
Dorothy Waddicor Award in Alternative Dispute Resolution, University of Windsor, Faculty of Law (1999)
John W. Whiteside Award for Contribution to the Faculty of Law, the Community and the Legal Profession, University of Windsor, Faculty of Law (1999)
Over the last four years Kadey has participated in a variety of fundraising activities, including an annual event called Music Heals at the Toronto Hard Rock Café that has helped raise over $295,000.
"As a mother with a son who suffers from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, generating awareness and raising funds to support the quality of life of kids with DMD is part of what I do every day."