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Laurel Hogg has a broad civil and commercial litigation practice. She represents clients in a range of litigation matters, including business, employment, family and professional liability disputes. Laurel also has significant experience litigating complex intellectual property matters, including patent and trademark disputes in the technology, finance and pharmaceutical industries.
Laurel was called to the bar in 2016. Prior to moving to Kelowna and joining Rush Ihas Hardwick LLP, Laurel worked as an associate in Toronto, Ontario at a large national law firm and at a leading litigation boutique, where she also summered and articled. While in Toronto, Laurel represented clients before all levels of courts in Ontario. Specifically, she has significant trial experience, working on complex trials before the Superior Court of Ontario. Laurel is also familiar with the Federal Court of Canada, having appeared there many times as a lawyer and having previously worked at the Federal Courts as Judicial Assistant.
Laurel is a graduate of the University of Ottawa (J.D.) and Simon Fraser University (B.A.). While at law school Laurel represented clients as a caseworker with the University of Ottawa’s Criminal Law Division and was involved in the University of Ottawa’s Intellectual Property mooting program. Laurel was the recipient at the Fox IP Moot of the Donald F. Sim award for the best oral advocate, the Dimock Stratton LLP award for the best mooter in a non-graduating year (2014) and, in 2015, she was also recognized as one of the top ten oral advocates internationally at the Oxford Intellectual Property Moot. More recently Laurel was named as a rising star in patent litigation by IP Stars.