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Lori Kruse

Lori received her Honours Bachelor of Arts (Political Science), First Class Standing from Lakehead University in 2001 and her Juris Doctor from the University of Manitoba in 2004. She was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2005 and has been practicing law in her hometown of Thunder Bay since that time.

Lori's focus is on civil litigation with a particular emphasis on insurance-related claims (defence litigation, coverage issues and subrogated claims) and personal injury litigation (motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls etc). Lori also has experience handling professional negligence claims, contract disputes, debt collections, property claims, product liability cases, bankruptcy and insolvency litigation, real estate disputes, estate litigation and employment disputes. Lori has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario (including the Ontario Court of Appeal) and the Federal Court of Canada.

Lori serves as a Director for the Thunder Bay Law Association's Board of Directors. She is proud to have sat on the senate committee for the development of Lakehead University's Bora Laskin Law School and subsequently taught as a Civil Procedure Small Group Instructor at the Law School. In 2016, she was one of the executive organizers who brought a TED x conference to Thunder Bay. Her professional affiliations include being a member of Phi Delta Phi, the Advocates' Society and the Canadian-Italian Business and Professional Association (Thunder Bay Chapter).

Outside of the office, Lori spends her time with her husband (Don), their two daughters and two loveable bulldogs enjoying all aspects of rural living.

Email: lori@petronelaw.ca

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