Provided by Chris Paliare
Appeals and Judicial Review
Defamation, Libel and Slander
Estates and Trusts
Judicial Inquiries and Inquests
Mediation and Arbitration
Professional Discipline and Regulation
Public and Administrative Law
White Collar Crime
Chris Paliare is one of Canada’s most highly sought after “Bet-the-Company” litigators. For nearly 50 years, Chris has acted in some of the most public, high-stakes litigation in Canada, spanning appeals, corporate and commercial litigation, class actions, high stakes estate litigation, constitutional litigation, employment law, administrative law, white collar crime, and more. He has dedicated his career to providing exceptional legal advice to all clients, including underserved individuals and communities.
Chris’ clients speak highly of his skill and expertise at his strategic approach to all of his cases. “He is professional in the way he does business, he is responsive to our requests or any needs we have, and he is thoughtful in the work he does.”
Chris, who was named one of Toronto’s most influential people by Toronto Life magazine, has earned vast range of accolades, including the Law Society Medal, the OBA Award for Excellence in Civil Litigation and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. He was inducted as a member of the Order of Ontario in 2011, and is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and the International Society of Barristers.
International Academy of Trial Lawyers (Eastern Canadian Chair), Fellow
International Society of Barristers, Fellow
American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow, former Ontario Provincial Chair and Honourary Member of COMBAR
Canadian Bar Association
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
LSUC, Certified Specialist in Civil Litigation
The Advocates' Society
Chris Paliare is an experienced Toronto-based lawyer who represents both unions and non-unionised employees in contentious employment matters. Sources appreciate that his strengths in labour law are enhanced by his prolific practice in administrative law and civil litigation.
Firm founding partner Chris Paliare remains one of the market's most highly respected commercial litigators. Operating out of Toronto, he has amassed a wealth of litigation experience over his many years of practice. He is also noted for his excellent reputation as an employment lawyer.
"He's an excellent and experienced lawyer."