Khrystina McMillan joined Babin Bessner Spry LLP as an Associate in 2017. Prior to joining Babin Bessner Spry LLP, Khrystina worked for several years with a major Canadian law firm, Stikeman Elliott LLP, where she developed a broad litigation practice. During her articles, also at Stikeman Elliott LLP, Khrystina completed a secondment at a major Canadian bank.
Khrystina has been involved in a variety of litigation proceedings including complex corporate commercial disputes, regulatory investigations, insurance defence, administrative proceedings, insolvency matters, employment matters, class action defence and competition litigation. Khrystina has appeared before administrative tribunals and the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Civil and Commercial List), and has participated in matters before all levels of court in Ontario.
Khrystina completed her J.D. at University of Toronto Law School. While at law school, Khrystina was a finalist in the Callaghan Memorial Moot and received Best Appellant's Factum award. Khrystina also volunteered at a legal aid clinic where she represented clients in administrative proceedings.
Khrystina has advanced proficiency in written and verbal Spanish, and working knowledge of French.
Personal and Community Involvement
Khrystina does pro bono work with the Refugee Sponsorship Support Program and Lifeline Syria, assisting claimants with their refugee applications. She is also a volunteer adjudicator with the Matthew House Refugee Hearing Program to help prepare refugee claimants for their hearings before the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada. She also volunteers with Toronto Lawyers Feed the Hungry.
Outside of law, Khrystina enjoys long-distance running and choral singing. She also appeared in Nightwood Theatre’s Lawyer Show 2016 and 2017 productions of Guys and Dolls and Legally Blonde: The Musical.