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Kaja Marinic is an associate with Burns Fitzpatrick, practicing in a broad range of practice areas.

Kaja has experience in personal injury law, family law, employment law, wills and estates, and general civil litigation. She has experience working on behalf of individuals, non-profit societies, and small businesses. Kaja has appeared before the Provincial Court of British Columbia and Supreme Court of British Columbia. She has also written a successful factum for the British Columbia Court of Appeal.

Kaja is fluent in Serbo-Croatian.

During her law degree, Kaja was awarded the Marlee G. Kline Essay Prize and the Auriol Gurner Young Memorial Award for contributions to feminism and the law. Kaja was also a finalist, champion, and best speaker at the Robert H. Guile Memorial Debate, a debate emphasizing wit and humour.

During university, Kaja was an internationally competitive debater. Her top debate accomplishments include debating in the elimination rounds of two World University Debate Championships (in 2013 and 2015) and being a North American Championships quarter-finalist and fifth best speaker. Kaja has also served as the chief adjudicator of multiple prestigious championship debate tournaments, including the Canadian National Championships (BP Style) and the North American Women’s and Gender Minorities’ Championships.

Before joining Burns Fitzpatrick, Kaja worked as a legal intern providing free legal information at Battered Women’s Support Services.

Kaja joined the firm as an articling student in 2016 and continued as on as an associate after she was called to the bar in 2017.

  • Member, Law Society of British Columbia
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, CBABC Constitutional/Civil Liberties Section
  • Member, CBABC Employment Section
  • Member, CBABC Family Section
  • Member, CBABC Human Rights Section
  • Member, CBABC Wills and Trusts Section
  • Member, Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia