Karson Blackwood

Karson joined Cheadles LLP as an Associate Lawyer in 2021. He practices in multiple areas of law including real estate, wills and estates, and corporate commercial. As a law student, Karson completed his Practice Placement and worked during the summer, with Cheadles LLP.

Karson was born and raised in Northwestern Ontario and is proud to call the District of Thunder Bay home. In 2012, he first completed a diploma in welding at Confederation College and then continued his education at Lakehead University where he attained an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree. He then joined the class of 2021 at the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law at Lakehead University, successfully obtaining a Juris Doctor.

While obtaining his law degree, Karson took part in the Ontario Trial Lawyers Moot, where he and his team placed first in the mock trial competition, bringing home the OTLA Cup to Lakehead University. He also volunteered for Pro Bono Students Canada, where he created a brochure to help community members navigate the legal system after the tragic loss of a loved one.

Outside of his career, Karson enjoys a healthy active lifestyle and loves spending time with family and friends. He especially likes to take part in many of the activities Thunder Bay has to offer, such as snowboarding, mountain biking and playing hockey.

Professional Associations

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Thunder Bay Law Association

Community Involvement

  • Volunteer – Dew Drop Inn
  • Volunteer – Pro Bono Students Canada (2019 – 2020)

Bar Admission

2021 (Ontario)


2021 – Lakehead University – JD

2018 – Lakehead University – HB Comm

2012 – Confederation College – Diploma (Welding)