Chris is a family law lawyer, accredited family mediator, and certified collaborative practitioner, who has been practising family law since 2009. In court or out, Chris is comfortable finding family law solutions for you.
Chris was granted his OAFM accreditation in family mediation in 2017. In addition, since 2016, Chris has been licensed by the High Conflict Institute in the New Ways for Families® program. For people who are in this program, Chris can guide you as your lawyer.
Before law, Chris had a career as a writer/editor who worked for a former Deputy Prime Minister and a former Governor General. In 2001, Chris received a commendation from the Privy Council Office for his management of communications during a national security crisis.
During law school, Chris contributed to the 2006 review of PIPEDA, entitled Compliance with Canadian Data Protection Laws. In 2009, Chris completed his articles as a Privy Council Officer in the Cabinet Confidentiality branch of the Privy Council of Canada.
In court or out, Chris has a variety of problem-solving skills that he will tailor — to you.
Professional Activities and Organizations
- Judge, Walsh Family Law Negotiation Competition (Osgoode Hall, 2020)
- Member, Collaborative Practice Ottawa (Ontario Association of Collaborative Professionals)
- Past President, Ontario Association for Family Mediation (Ottawa Chapter)
- Member, Carleton County Law Association