Kerry Lynn Okita
Kerry Lynn is a partner in the Calgary office of Bishop & McKenzie where she has a diverse commercial litigation practice, with a focus on employment, business immigration, and real property disputes.
A creative problem-solver, she finds innovative solutions for a broad range of clients, from private individuals to large institutions. Kerry Lynn works proactively with employers to ensure that they have comprehensive and compliant human resources policies and practices. Kerry Lynn also assists employers and individuals who wish to bring international experience into the Canadian workforce, helping clients to navigate the immigration process. Kerry Lynn has experience with commercial tenancy enforcement as well as resolving property line disputes and title matters.
Kerry Lynn has appeared before the Court of Appeal, the Federal Court of Canada, the Court of Queen’s Bench, and a variety of tribunals, boards, and bodies, including the Immigration and Refugee Board (Immigration Appeal Division).
In 2010, Kerry Lynn took a leave from her practice and relocated to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, to work with a human rights organization on constitutional challenges before the country’s highest court and on several law reform initiatives. Following that, she spent a year in Kabul, Afghanistan, where she acted as a legal officer with the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan.
Kerry Lynn volunteers with the Women’s Centre of Calgary and avidly supports the Brain Tumor Foundation of Canada and the ALS Society of Canada. Also, she received the Women in Law Leadership Award for Tomorrow’s Leader in 2016. To relax, she likes running, hiking, backcountry camping, snow shoeing, snowboarding, surfing and travelling.