Thomson Rogers Welcomes New Associate Chris LazarisOctober 31, 2022
Chris Lazaris received his Juris Doctor from the University of Western Ontario in 2018. Before
law school, he received a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University in 2014 with a double major in
history and political science. While studying, Chris worked as a caseworker at Western’s
Community Legal Services clinic, where he represented plaintiffs in Small Claims Court and at
the Landlord and Tenant Board. He was also heavily involved in student journalism with a focus
on interviewing university professors about emergent foreign policy issues.
Chris was called to the Ontario Bar in 2019. He is a passionate, strategic, and empathetic
litigator who has exclusively practiced personal injury law since his call to the bar. His practice
includes motor vehicle cases, slip and falls, long-term disability denials, and accident benefits
disputes. Chris takes an organized and aggressive approach to ensure the absolute best results
for clients, and regularly appears before the Superior Court of Justice and License Appeal
Before joining Thomson Rogers, Chris mainly worked at personal injury law firms where he
honed his skills as a litigator. He articled at a firm specializing in litigation as well as real estate
and corporate transactions. While in law school, he summered at a national corporate law firm.
In private, Chris enjoys exercising, reading about history and philosophy, and spending time
with his family and pet dog.
Established in 1935, Thomson Rogers is a leading Ontario plaintiff litigation firm specializing in personal injury, class action, municipal, family, employment and education litigation. Our personal injury group has a reputation for taking on the most complex and challenging litigation matters ranking as one of Canada’s Top 10 Personal Injury law firms. Our class action group deals with a complete array of mass tort cases in personal injury, product liability and institutional abuse. Our municipal law group is active in all areas of land development, including environmental assessments and expropriations. Our family law group provides representation in family/matrimonial litigation. Our employment litigation group is experienced in contractual disputes including wrongful dismissal, employment agreements and defamation. Our education law group advises school boards about education law, labour relations, and employment. Our lawyers regularly argue cases before the Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. We advocate before administrative boards and tribunals across the Province, are leaders of major legal associations and active in the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association.
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