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Krista Groen


416.679.2781 x 208

Clerk: Leeann Lunter
519.279.0320 x 320

Assistant: Diane Drepaul
416.679.2781 x 236

Krista grew up in a sleepy rural village north of Toronto, which naturally meant that she watched a lot of movies growing up. The daughter of a Dutch farmer, Krista knows her way around the vast fields of insurance law. She has developed an inexplicable penchant for recalling names of famous people. Along with recalling useless celebrity details, Krista demonstrates an impressive recall of important cases on discrete issues faced by her clients. It also makes her a stellar movie trivia competitor. And not just for movies about farming. 

Krista is a dedicated but pragmatic advocate for her clients, primarily in the realm of accident benefits and bodily injury claims including commercial general liability and coverage disputes. Although she aspired to be an Olympic figure skater at a young age, instead she was just carried by an Olympic torch-bearer for a few metres in the lead-up to the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics. She gets very nostalgic whenever she watches the 1992 cult classic, The Cutting Edge. 

Primary Practice Areas
  • Accident Benefits
  • Bodily Injury Claims (Auto and Non-Auto)
  • Loss Transfer and Priority Disputes
  • Coverage and Policy Wordings
Notable Matters
  • Bader and Echelon Insurance (2021), Licence Appeal Tribunal
  • Gill and Travelers Insurance Company of Canada (2021), Licence Appeal Tribunal
  • A.A.J. and Echelon General Insurance Company (2020), Licence Appeal Tribunal
  • P.W. and Economical Insurance (2019), Licence Appeal Tribunal
  • M.K. v. Waterloo Insurance, Reconsideration (2019), Licence Appeal Tribunal
  • Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Fund v. Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company (2017), Private Arbitration (Priority Dispute)
  • Kanama v. Economical (2017), Licence Appeal Tribunal
  • Pastore v. Aviva Canada Inc. (2012), Ontario Court of Appeal
  • State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company v. Federated Insurance Company of Canada (2012), Private Arbitration (Loss Transfer Dispute)
  • Aviva Canada Inc. v. Pastore (2011), Ontario Divisional Court
  • Primmum Insurance Company v. Allstate Insurance Company (2010), Ontario Court of Appeal (opposing party’s request for leave to Supreme Court of Canada refused)
  • Bishop v. Unifund (2011), Superior Court (Newmarket Small Claims Court trial)
  • Momcilovich v. Dobberstein (2008), Ontario Superior Court
  • Saunders v. CN Rail (2008), Superior Court (Richmond Hill Small Claims Court trial)
Professional Achievements and Leadership
  • Founding Partner, Strigberger Brown Armstrong LLP, 2018
  • Board Member of the Professional Development Committee, OBA (2015-2016)
  • President of the Continuing Legal Education Committee, OBA Young Lawyers’ Division (2014-2016)
  • 2018 Young Insurance Professional of the Year Award Finalist, Young Insurance Professionals of Toronto (November 2018)
  • Best Lawyers in Canada, Personal Injury Litigation, 2021-2022
Thought Leadership


  • Various SBA LLP Blogs, primarily on the subject of Occupiers’ Liability claims
  • Deductibility of Collateral Benefits from Tort Damage Awards, Article (October 2019)
  • Loss Transfer Case Law Update: What’s New & Exciting in 2017? (September 2017)
  • Threshold Update on 2017 Decisions, Bill 59 and Bill 198 Tort Threshold Cases, Co-Author with Louise Kanary et al.
  • No Direct Impact? Still No “Leapfrogging”, blog


  • Family Law Act Damages: The Impact of the Moore decision, Webinar, Presenter (October 2021 & March 2022)
  • Uninsured, Unidentified, Underinsured and the OPCF44R Family Protection Endorsement, Webinar, Presenter (June 2021)
  • Occupiers’ Liability Act Amendments, Webinar, Presenter (February 2021)
  • Deductibility of Collateral Benefits from Tort Damage Awards, Ontario Bar Association, Speaker (October 2019)
  • “The Legal Side of the Moon: Liability Arising from Cyber Breaches”, Cyber Tech & Risk Cyber Resilience Seminar, Presenter (November 2018)
  • Ontario Mutual Insurance Association Residential Underwriters Seminar – Liability Implications of Bullying and Cyberbullying on Homeowners’ Insurance Policies, Presenter (November 2018)
  • Client Seminar – Attendant Care Benefits and the new FSCO Bulletin, Presenter (May 2018)
  • Client Seminar – Collateral Benefits in the wake of Intact v. Marianayagam, Presenter (April 2018)
  • Client Seminar – Medical Marijuana and the impact on statutory accident benefit claims, Presenter (March 2018)
  • Ontario Mutual Insurance Association Claims’ Managers Conference – Threshold, Presenter (September 2017)
  • Canadian Defence Lawyers Boot Camp Program, Co-Chair (September 2017)
  • Canadian Defence Lawyers Law Clerks’ Program – Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule Amendments, Presenter (March 2017)
Professional Memberships
  • Member, A Call to Action Canada-Diversity in the Legal Profession
  • Member, Insurance Institute of Ontario (GTA Chapter)
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association
  • Member, Canadian Defence Lawyers Association
  • Member, Ontario Insurance Adjuster’s Association (Social Member)
Bar Admissions & Education
  • Inclusive Leader Certificate, 2018
  • Ontario Bar, 2009
  • LL.B., University of Windsor, 2008