Kathryn Panton was born in the Okanagan and raised in the Okanagan and Western Saskatchewan. Kathryn attended the University of British Columbia-Okanagan, where she completed her Bachelor of Arts majoring in Psychology in 2014. Kathryn took off some time before attending law school. During her time off, she relocated to the Fraser Valley. Kathryn then attended the College of Law at the University of Saskatchewan where she obtained her Juris Doctor in 2019. Following law school, Kathryn returned to the Fraser Valley to complete her articles at a mid-sized regional firm in the Fraser Valley. Kathryn subsequently joined Dreyer Davison in June 2020 after she was called to the bar on June 16, 2020.
Prior to attending law school, Kathryn had always been an advocate for others. During her undergraduate degree she volunteered with multiple non-profit organizations. In law school, Kathryn volunteered for the Pro Bono Students of Canada, the Public Legal Education Association of Saskatchewan (PLEA), the Family Legal Assistance Clinic (FLAC), and the pro bono law clinic Community Legal Assistance for Saskatoon Inner City (CLASSIC). This volunteer work allowed her to provide legal information and services to low-income individuals in a variety area of law, including criminal, family, immigration, and residential tenancy matters.
In her final year of law school, Kathryn took part in a Criminal Intensive Program where she worked alongside prominent Saskatoon Defence lawyers.
As a child of divorce, Kathryn is sensitive to the effects separation and divorce has on a child. Because of her personal experiences, Kathryn is a strong supporter of mediation and negotiation. Kathryn has drafted numerous separation agreements and cohabitating agreements. Nevertheless, Kathryn understands that sometimes litigation is necessary. Kathryn has experience in both Provincial Court and Supreme Court matters.
Outside the office, Kathryn enjoys spending time with her husband and dog.