Associate, Litigator

Karen Powar


Karen practices in the area of personal injury, insurance defence and civil litigation.   She has specialized expertise in motor vehicle accident claims.

Karen gained valuable experience for the first six years of her legal career while working as in-house counsel with ICBC.   She then moved on to representing those injured as a result of a motor vehicle accident, with obtaining access to treatment and achieving the compensation they deserve.

Karen empathetically guides her clients through the often intimidating legal process.  She has successfully resolved numerous cases through negotiations and mediations.  She will also go to trial when necessary to obtain the best results for her clients.

Personable and approachable, Karen is also fluent in Punjabi.  She is able to communicate effectively with her clients and ensure they feel comfortable and confident in their representation.

Outside of work, Karen enjoys running, oxygen yoga, travelling, and keeping busy with her two young children and their various activities.

Work Highlights

  • Sangha v. Read, 2019 BCSC 1761
  • Singh v Lepitre, 2019 BCSC 1728
  • Sultan v. Corporation Gardaworld Services, 2019 BCSC 692 – costs decision
  • Lawrence v. Parr, 2014 BCSC 2004
  • Johnson v. Keats, 2012 BCSC 751
  • Slawter v. ICBC, 2011 BCPC 419


  • Trial Lawyers Association of BC
  • South Asian Bar Association


  • South Asian Law Student’s Association – Thompson Rivers University, 2019
  • South Asian Bar Association – Personal Injury Case law Updates – 2018


  • Access Pro Bono
  • Trial Lawyers Association of BC

Practice Areas

Personal Law Practice Areas


  • Bachelor of Laws, with Distinction – University of Alberta, 2008
  • Bachelor of Arts (Criminology and Psychology) – Simon Fraser University, 2004

Bar Locations

  • British Columbia (2009)