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Zahida Shawkat (2013) obtained her J.D. from the University of Western Ontario in 2012. She articled at Benson Percival Brown and joined the firm as an associate upon her call to the Bar in 2013.
While at the University of Western Ontario, Zahida was actively involved within the community. She served as an executive member of a law students’ association and was a caseworker at Community Legal Services and Pro Bono Students Canada.
Prior to entering law school, Zahida was a registered nurse. In 2008, she obtained a Master in Nursing degree from the University of Toronto. Zahida was a nurse researcher and worked in the medical and surgical department of a downtown Toronto teaching hospital.
Zahida is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, Canadian Bar Association and Advocates’ Society.
Zahida works primarily in the areas of personal injury, subrogation and insurance defence litigation.