Kartiga Thavaraj



Kartiga Thavaraj

Kartiga Thavaraj is an associate in the Commercial Litigation Group at WeirFoulds with a focus on construction and constitutional law.

She joins WeirFoulds after summering and articling with the firm.

Kartiga regularly researches and drafts legal opinion letters, motion materials, memoranda, facta, and attends at discoveries, mediations, witness preparation and court.

She received her Juris Doctor from the University of Toronto in 2017, where she graduated as the class valedictorian. While at the University of Toronto, Kartiga studied at the National University of Singapore, was Co-President of the International Law Society and was an editor of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review and the International Human Rights Program’s Rights Review. Kartiga also volunteered as a Criminal case worker at Downtown Legal Services, and represented the University of Toronto at the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot competition, where she won a Top 5 Oralist award.

Prior to law school, Kartiga received the Guy Drummond Fellowship and obtained her Master of Arts in Political Science at McGill University and Sciences Po, Paris, France. She also received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, International Development and French from McGill University.

Previous to joining WeirFoulds, Kartiga was a Summer Student at the Ministry of the Attorney General, a Teaching Assistant with the Department of Political Science at McGill University, a Ministry and Constituency Office Assistant for various Ontario MPPs, and a Legal Intern at the South African Human Rights Commission in Cape Town, South Africa.

Kartiga is an active community volunteer in both legal and non-legal circles.

Called to the Bar
  • Ontario, 2018
  • J.D., University of Toronto, 2017
  • M.A., McGill University, 2014
  • B.A., McGill University, 2012

Speaking Engagements

Presenter, “Best Practices for Virtual/Remote Hearings”, Legal Aid Clinic at Hugh Wooding Law School, Online Workshop, June 2020