Chris is an accomplished litigation counsel with extensive experience representing plaintiffs in medical malpractice cases and personal injury. He is a founding member of the Birth Injury Lawyers Alliance of Canada, a national group of lawyers working to promote the effective representation of children affected by avoidable injuries at or around the time of birth.
Chris has particular experience and interest in representing families in cases that involve severe and complex injuries to children and infants, including cases with cerebral palsy and hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy that may arise at the time of birth.
In addition to his concentration on such cases, Chris has experience in other areas of civil litigation, including class actions, human rights and privacy law, defamation and employment law. He has appeared in all levels of Superior Court, including Manitoba Trial and Appellate Courts, the Federal Court, and other tribunals and inquiries. He has also served as counsel in dispute resolution hearings, including at mediations and arbitrations.
Chris has written articles and presented on issues concerning medical malpractice, expert evidence, litigation and the court process. He is also a member of the Western Canadian Medical Malpractice Association, a group of plaintiff counsel from Western Canada that seek to provide continuing education on the developments of medical malpractice law.
Chris has been involved with the University of Manitoba law school, as he has provided instruction on aspects of advocacy to law students and served as a moot court judge.
Born and raised in Winnipeg, Chris has a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Manitoba after pursuing a Bachelor of Arts from the same school. He is active in the life of his community. Of particular note is his involvement as Chairperson of the Board of Directors for Ten Ten Sinclair Housing Inc., which promotes, develops and administers accessible housing and support services to enable independent living for persons with disabilities in Winnipeg, and as Vice-Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Children’s Rehabilitation Foundation which raises funds to improve the lives of children who access services through the Rehabilitation Centre for Children and SSCY Centre.