Christopher Wirth

Christopher Wirth

Partner

Tel:

(416) 367-7708

Fax:

(416) 367-2791

Email:

cwirth@keelcottrelle.ca

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“I deliver timely, effective and efficient resolution of legal issues to the firm’s clients.”

Areas of Practice

  • Administrative Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Corporate / Commercial Litigation / Class Actions
  • Employment Law

Experience

Chris joined the firm after having been a partner at one of Canada’s leading litigation boutiques.

He has appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada, the Ontario Court of Appeal, Divisional Court, Superior Court of Justice, the British Columbia Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court of British Columbia, the Federal Court of Canada and the Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s Bench. He also regularly appears before many professional and regulatory bodies and at coroners’ inquests. He has a particular interest in Anton Piller orders and has acted as supervising solicitor for these orders. He also acts as an independent legal advisor to a number of administrative tribunals and is a chair of the University of Toronto’s Tribunal.

Chris is recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada and has also been rated BV Distinguished for over 10 years by Martindale-Hubbell.

Publications, News & Media:

  • Co-editor of O’Brien’s Encyclopedia of Forms, Division VIII, Ontario-  Court Forms-Civil Litigation (Canada Law Book)
  • Author of Interlocutory Proceedings (Canada Law Book)
  • Frequent speaker and writer on many topics, including civil and corporate/commercial litigation, injunctions, product liability, employment law and workplace investigations

Education

  • Called to the Ontario Bar in 1991
  • University of British Columbia (LL.B., 1989)
  • Trinity College, University of Toronto (B.A., 1986)

Professional Membership

  • Vice-Chair, Canadian Bar Association, National Administrative Law Section (2018-2019)
  • Chair, Ontario Bar Association, Administrative Law Sections (2015-2017)
  • Past Chair, Ontario Bar Association, Administrative Law Section (2017-2018)
  • Vice Chair, Ontario Bar Association, Class Actions Law Section (2017-2018)
  • Member of the Governing Council of the Ontario Bar Association (2013-2018)
  • The Advocates' Society
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Toronto Lawyers’ Association
  • AD IDEM/Media Lawyers Association
  • Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation (CLEAR)