Elka is developing a broad insurance defence practice with a particular focus on first party Accident Benefits claims, Priority disputes and Loss Transfer matters.
While a student, Elka completed a clerkship at the Ontario Court of Justice. She also competed in the Cherniak Cup Moot Court and the Wilson Moot, and volunteered at the UWO Community Legal Services where she represented clients with limited means.
Elka was called to the Bar in 2014, after articling in the general litigation group of a national law firm. In addition to a J.D. from the University of Western Ontario and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Victoria, Elka is completing a Masters of Business Administration.
Elka is a member of Young Women in Law and the Advocates Society. She also serves on the Board of Directors of a Toronto condominium corporation.
Associate, Schultz Frost LLP, Toronto, Ontario (2015 - present)
Student-at-Law, Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP, Hamilton, Ontario (2013 - 2014)
Clerk, Ontario Court of Justice, Toronto, Ontario (2013)
Year of Call: 2014
Juris Doctor J.D., University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario (2013)
Masters in Business Administration M.B.A., (Candidate) Edinburgh Business School (2007 - Present), Edinburgh, Scotland
Bachelor of Arts B.A., (Criminal Justice) Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Richmond, British Columbia
Bachelor of Science B.Sc., (Biology), University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia
The Advocates' Society
Young Women in the Law
While a disappearing rabbit in a hat makes for an interesting magic trick, the case of Babcock v Destefano 2016 ONSC 7380 reflects the risks of an expert who disappears after the retainer has been accepted.