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Commercial Litigation
Employment Law


  • B.B.A., J.D


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  • Law Society of British Columbia

Kara Ellison

B.B.A., J.D

Kara is an associate practicing primarily in employment and commercial litigation.

Kara was born and raised in the BC interior. She completed her Bachelor of Business Administration at Thompson Rivers University with a major in Human Resources. While completing her degree, she worked a co-op term with the Human Resources Department at the largest open-pit copper mine in Canada, where she returned to work after graduation.

Kara completed her Juris Doctor at the University of Victoria in the Spring of 2020. During law school, Kara volunteered as both a researcher and a team leader for Pro Bono Students Canada. She was also an editorial board member for the school’s law journal, and she assisted as a researcher for the Harold G. Fox Intellectual Property Moot. In the summer following her first year of law school, Kara worked at the WorkSafeBC headquarters as a Review Officer Intern. She then spent the summer of 2019 as an Articling Student with Pihl Law Corporation, and returned to complete her articles in the Spring of 2020. She was called to the bar in the Spring of 2021.

Since joining Pihl Law Corporation, Kara has worked on a broad range of civil, commercial, and employment matters. Kara enjoys working closely with clients to find the best solution to their legal problems.

Outside of the office, Kara can be found visiting her favourite wineries, volunteering with the fitness department at the H20, and swimming with the local Masters Swim Club. She also enjoys snowboarding, camping, paddle boarding, and soaking up the Okanagan sunshine.


Employee Vaccine Mandates

October 13, 2021

Employee Vaccine Mandates – Kara Ellison – Pihl Law Corporation By order of the Provincial Health Officer, as of September 13, 2021, British Columbians are required to demonstrate proof of vaccination to access several events and services. In the wake of this announcement, many employers and employees are left wondering whether their workplace will be…