Kate Barretto

Personal Injury – Insurance Litigation

About Kate

Kate Barretto has experience working on a diverse range of litigation matters with a focus on plaintiff personal injury matters, such as motor vehicle accidents, catastrophic injuries, slip and fall accidents, brain injuries, dog bites, bike accidents, CPP and long-term disability denials, and various disputes with insurance companies.

In addition to her personal injury practice, Kate has experience working on a number of plaintiff class action matters from initial retainer through court-approved settlement.

Prior to joining the firm, Kate worked at a number of boutique litigation firms, always specializing in plaintiff personal injury and insurance-related disputes. Kate obtained a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from Brock University before she attended law school at the University of Kent in Canterbury England. Kate was called to the bar in 2018.

  •  Bachelor of Laws (LL.B), University of Kent, 2015
  •  Bachelor of Arts (Hons), Brock University, 2013
  •  Canadian Bar Association, 2023
  •  Ontario Bar Association, 2023

Reported Cases Where Kate Barretto was Counsel

Kate has been involved as counsel on

Cozzi v. Cato, 2019 ONSC 5026 (CanLII); Peter B. Cozzi Professional Corporation v. Cato, 2020 ONCA 423 – successfully opposed a motion for a charging order, decision defended on appeal;

Martin v. Hurst, 2022 ONSC 3877 (CanLII) – motion for default damages arising from a dog attack (under appeal)

Gavrila v CUMIS General Insurance Company, 2022 CanLII 4537 (ON LAT) – appealed insurer’s denial of the Applicant’s medical benefits

HimproLaw Kate Barretto-Personal Injury-Insurance-Lawyer

Contact info

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Insurance Litigation


  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B), University of Kent, 2015
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons), Brock University, 2013

Accreditations / Memberships

  • Canadian Bar Association, 2023
  • Ontario Bar Association, 2023

The Personal Injury and Insurance Litigation Team