Catherine Wilde is the owner of Fleck Law in Sarnia/Point Edward. She is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan and articled with the firm. Following her admission to the Ontario Bar in 2002, Ms. Wilde joined the firm as an associate. In 2012 she became a partner and owner in 2014.
Ms. Wilde practices exclusively in plaintiff’s personal injury litigation and has appeared in both the Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Appeal on numerous occasions. Ms. Wilde has been lead counsel in numerous jury and judge-alone trials, as well as co-counsel in 2 non-jury trials, including Walker v. Ritchie with Carl Fleck. The case of Pool v. Lehoux and State Farm, in which she was lead counsel, was the largest reported jury award for chronic pain in Canada.
She was awarded the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association Outstanding Young Lawyer Award in 2009, which is given to an OTLA member in recognition of exceptional commitment to and promotion of the advancement of OTLA’s mission “To fearlessly champion through the pursuit of the highest standards of advocacy the cause of those who have suffered injury or injustice”. Candidates must be 36 years of age or younger and practicing for less than 10 years. Ms. Wilde regularly participates as a speaker, author and organizer at personal injury conferences and seminars for various professional organizations, including OTLA, the Advocates Society, Osgoode Law School, the Ontario Bar Association, the Canadian Defence Lawyers Association and the Middlesex Law Association. She has also lectured at Lambton College on civil litigation for law clerks.