Kaitlyn MacDonell


After personally experiencing the adjustments that a family encounters when a loved one suffers a brain injury, I understand the importance of having good legal representation. It is this unique perspective that has driven me to become an advocate for injured victims.

Kaitlyn’s practice is devoted to personal injury litigation, long term disability claims, dog bite cases, accident benefits claims and other disability and insurance litigation. She understands – both personally and legally – all aspects of the devastation caused when someone falls victim to serious personal injury. Kaitlyn has first-hand experience with brain injury as her father was diagnosed with one following a serious assault.  Here is Kaitlyn’s story.

It is this understanding that motivates Kaitlyn to be an effective advocate for her clients and to protect their rights. She represents her clients in court, on Motions, Trials and Appeals before the courts and administrative tribunals.

In 2014, she was appointed as a director of the Brain Injury Association – Peterborough Region (BIAPR) and is now the President of this organization. In 2016, she was selected as the editor in chief of the Long-Term Disability Section of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association newsletter.

Kaitlyn was recently awarded the prestigious Martin Wunder, Q.C. Outstanding New Lawyer Award by the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA) in recognition of her active commitment to improving the legal system and its responsiveness to vulnerable plaintiffs. She is also a published author for Court Practices.

Kaitlyn MacDonell's Team





Christina Mitchell
Assistant to Kaitlyn MacDonell

Professional Success

Client Testimonials

I just wanted to thank the team at HSH for the time and effort put into my case...
Tania C.
I highly suggest Howie, Sacks and Henry, and if you can request for Kaitlyn MacDonell you will be in the best of hands!
Armel B.

Thought Leadership

Personal, Industry and Community Activity


Called to the Ontario Bar, 2013

JD, University of Windsor, Faculty of Law, 2012

BSc, Trent University, Faculty of Forensic Science, 2009

Professional Associations and Memberships

Ontario Bar Association

Toronto Lawyers Association

Ontario Trial Lawyers Association

The Advocates’ Society

Ontario Brain Injury Association

Young Women in the Law

Honours and Awards

Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA) 2021 Martin Wunder, Q.C. Outstanding New Lawyer Award

Chosen by the Chief Justice of Ontario’s Advisory Committee on Professionalism as a recipient of the 2012 Rueter Scargall Bennett LLP prize in legal ethics for her essay entitled “Ethics of Class Counsel: Is there a need for restrictions on investigating class claims?”

Community Involvement

President of the Brain Injury Association – Peterborough Region

Among the best in Canada

Since 2011, our peers have consistently voted for us as one of Canada’s top personal injury firms in Canadian Lawyer magazine’s annual rankings of the top personal injury boutiques in Canada.

Howie, Sacks & Henry LLP – Personal Injury Law – Canadian Lawyer Magazine 2023

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