Kerri Crawford practices primarily in the areas of labour and employment law, personal injury law and child protection. She is new to Vancouver Island, having practiced in Ontario since her call to the Bar in 2015. Prior to joining Pearlman Lindholm, Kerri worked at a trusts and estates boutique litigation firm in Toronto, where she regularly appeared before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and assisted clients with estate and trust disputes, mediation, consent and capacity issues, dependent support claims and guardianship applications. Kerri has a particular interest in mental health and capacity issues, and is a co-author of a published medico-legal article on decisional capacity.
Kerri has a significant background in the mental health field. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from the University of Toronto in 2007 and worked for several years as a clinical and research assistant for a forensic psychiatrist. As a result, she has gained valuable experience conducting interviews, reviewing complex medical disclosure and assisting with the preparation of court reports. She has also volunteered with Pro Bono Students Canada’s “Mental Health and the Law Project” and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.
Kerri has been actively involved in the music community throughout her life. She earned a diploma in jazz music performance, worked as an administrative assistant at the Metropolitan Opera in New York and spent several years as the director of the Harbord Street Jazz Festival in Toronto. Kerri enjoys running and playing music in her spare time and is delighted to have the opportunity to explore her new home of Vancouver Island.