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Kayla Cockburn

she / her Hon. B.A., M.A., J.D. Lawyer

Called To Bar


Practice Areas

Guelph Office T. 519-837-2100 x380 F: 519-837-1617

Kayla is a lawyer in the Civil Litigation practice group at SV Law, where her practice encompasses commercial, construction, and estates disputes.

Kayla articled and practiced as an associate at a national full-service law firm, where she gained experience working on administrative and regulatory matters, and giving advice on highly sensitive and urgent public law matters.

Kayla received her JD at the University of Ottawa in 2021. As a law student, she worked as a caseworker for the Refugee Hub, and was heavily involved in the Faculty of Law’s competitive mooting program. She competed in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot and the International Criminal Court Moot Round for the Americas, winning awards for both written and oral advocacy. Kayla was also a research assistant, and interned with the Department of Justice in the Civil Litigation Section and Global Affairs Canada.

Before attending law school, she received an Honours Bachelor of Arts with distinction and completed a Masters in History at McMaster University.

Awards & Accolades

  • 1st Place Oralist for the Defence for the Pace International Criminal Court Moot Competition Rounds for the Americas and Caribbean, 2021
  • Graduate Entrance Scholarship, McMaster University, 2017-2018

Articles or Publications: 

  • Teacher responsibility for student supervision during behaviour escalation, 2023 23 R.M.C.E. 4 Co-authored with Renata Antoniuk
  • 10.6 Appeals - Appeals to SCC in The Criminal Law Ebook, Brent Anderson, Joven Narwal and Tony Paisana (eds.), Canadian Legal Information Institute, 2022 CanLIIDocs 3360 Co-authored with Saheli Sodhi
  • 7.21 Trial Procedure - Mistrial in The Criminal Law Ebook, Brent Anderson, Joven Narwal and Tony Paisana (eds.), Canadian Legal Information Institute, 2022 CanLIIDocs 3323 Co-authored with Saheli Sodhi

Memberships & Professional Appointments

  • Member of the Advocates’ Society
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Member of the Wellington Law Association

Community Involvement

  • Wellington Law Association, Board of Directors

Tribunals, Boards, & Levels of Court

  • Ontario Superior Court of Justice
  • Small Claims Court
  • Private Mediation & Arbitration
  • Various administrative bodies
  • Guelph Office 245 Hanlon Creek Boulevard. Unit 102 Guelph, ON N1C 0A1
    519 837 2100
  • Fergus/Elora Office 294 East Mill Street, Unit 108, Centre Wellington, ON N0B 1S0
    519 837 2100
  • Toll Free 800 746 0685