Kristen Dearlove

Litigation Counsel

Bar Admissions

  • Law Society of Ontario, 2012

Education

  • J.D., University of Western Ontario (2011)
  • B.A. Honours (Psychology) (2007)

Professional Accreditations and Affiliations

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Canadian Defence Lawyers
  • Middlesex Law Association

About Lawyer

Kristen Dearlove is litigation counsel at the London, Ontario office having joined Aviva Trial Lawyers in 2022. Her area of practice is civil litigation with a focus on motor vehicle accident, property damage, municipal, and occupiers’ liability matters. 

Kristen attended law school at the University of Western Ontario, where she received her Juris Doctor Degree in 2011 and was the recipient of the Brad Hodgson Civil Litigation Award. She was called to the bar in 2012.

Prior to joining Aviva Trial Lawyers, Kristen spent 10 years working at a boutique insurance defence firm in London. Kristen is a member of the Middlesex Law Association and Canadian Defence Lawyers. Kristen has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario, as well as the Licence Appeals Tribunal, Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal and the Human Rights Tribunal.

Notable Cases

  • Taxi Service et al. v. Police Service et al. (2021) – Defendants’ motion for an order dismissing the plaintiffs’ action for failure to comply with multiple court orders granted with costs payable to the defendants.
  • Esson et al. v. Municipality et al. (2021) – Defendants’ motion for an order enforcing the settlement and dismissing the plaintiff’s action granted with costs payable to the defendants.
  • Taxi Service et al. v. Police Service et al. (2020) – Defendants’ motion for an order staying the corporate plaintiff’s action for failure to file annual returns and requiring the plaintiff to post security for costs, granted with costs payable to the defendants.
  • Dafesh v. Amormino et al. [2017]; Pizzardi v. Amormino et al. [2017] O.J. No. 1406 – Plaintiffs’ action for damages against police service in negligent investigation arising out of the closure of their employer’s business dismissed on a motion to strike brought by the defendants for failure to disclose a cause of action.

Personal Interests

Kristen’s personal interests include reading and “glamping” with family.