Kerry Lynn Okita

Partner | calgary

Areas of Practice

Bar Admission

  • 2007, Alberta Bar


  • BA, (Honours and With Distinction), University of Victoria, 2003
  • LLB, University of British Columbia, 2006

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of the Law Society of Alberta
  • Member of the Canadian Bar Association
  • Member of the Association of Women Lawyers (AWL)
  • Member of the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (FACL)
  • Member of National Women's Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF)

More About Kerry Lynn

Kerry Lynn is a partner in the Calgary office of Bishop & McKenzie. She oversees a diverse Commercial Litigation practice with a considered and practical focus on Employment, Immigration, and real property disputes.

She has built a reputation for finding innovative and creative solutions for individuals all the way to large institutions. In her employment practice, Kerry Lynn works proactively with employers to ensure they have comprehensive and compliant human resources policies and practices.

Kerry Lynn also works with both employees and employers’ in instances of sexual harassment and assault in the workplace as well as other human rights issues. Kerry Lynn brings a very thorough and compassionate approach to her clients who dealing with a very difficult circumstances.

Kerry Lynn also assists employers and individuals who want to bring international experience into the Canadian workforce and community. On top of that, Kerry Lynn has experience resolving property disputes and title matters for property owners and lenders.

In 2010, Kerry Lynn took a leave from her practice and moved to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania to work with a human rights organization on constitutional challenges before the country’s highest court. Following that, she lived in Kabul, Afghanistan as a legal officer with the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan.

Kerry Lynn proudly Chairs the Board of Directors of the National Women’s Legal Action and Education Fund (LEAF), Canada’s leading feminist legal organization advancing gender equality. Kerry Lynn also sits on the Board of the Folk Festival of Calgary. Even with all that on her plate, she still finds time to visit the mountains with her family to enjoy backcountry camping in the summer and snowshoeing and snowboarding in the winter. In 2018, Avenue Magazine named her as one of Calgary’s Top 40 Under 40. Although, we already knew that.