KPA Lawyers

Emily Banks

Emily Banks earned two law degrees from law schools in both Canada and the United States. She is a graduate of the University of Detroit Mercy, School of Law (Michigan) and Windsor Law School (Ontario).

Her primary areas of practice are family law and personal injury law. She has regularly appeared in Superior Court and the Ontario Court of Justice, having represented hundreds of clients.

Emily is an elected member of the Board of Directors of the Peel Law Association. Established in 1947, the PLA exists to promote, protect and advance the interests of its members by providing resources to enhance the practice of law. The PLA advocates for its members’ interests as lawyers, which can impact justice issues affecting Peel Region residents.

She is also a member of Legal Aid Ontario’s Family Law Panel. She is qualified and authorized to accept legal aid certificates (she is not currently accepting new legal aid clients).

In 2021, Emily won the Family Lawyer of the Year award from Lawyer Monthly magazine, a news website, and legal publication with content that is entirely defined by significant legal news from around the world.

Notable Cases

Russell v. Ramcharan, 2020 ONSC 3546 (CanLII)
Emily successfully represented a client in family court regarding a child custody case during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Luczon v. Luczon, 2020 ONSC 4899 (CanLII)
Emily successfully represented a client in a claim for child support, plus partial reimbursement for her client’s legal costs. The court also “imputed” the opposing party’s income, which means that the court assumes the payor’s likley income-level when a person fails to properly disclose their financial data.

DesLauriers v. Breen, 2021 ONSC 7631 (CanLII)
Emily successfully represented the Respondent in this case. The Court determined that the other side failed to be ready to proceed, and the Court ordered $470 in legal costs payable to Emily’s client.