Chris J. Matthews

Attorney in Toronto, ON

Chris Matthews is a partner with the firm's Litigation Group. Prior to joining A&B, Chris practised commercial litigation for 25 years with a national law firm.


Chris is a well-respected commercial litigator. He handles a broad range of disputes, including securities, product liability, forestry regulation, auditing and accounting, information technology, and matters involving issues of confidentiality and fiduciary duty. Chris is the immediate Past President of the Toronto Lawyers Association.

Chris has extensive experience in prosecuting and defending injunction proceedings and judicial review applications, constitutional and aboriginal matters, and has defended clients involved in class action proceedings, including claims in the travel, accounting, mining, forestry and securities industries.

Additionally, Chris has expertise in mediation and arbitration, and advises several non-profit organizations with respect to risk management and governance.


Toronto Lawyers' Association

The Advocates' Society

Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society

Professional Activities

Past President, Toronto Lawyers Association

Commercial List Users Committee, Ontario Superior Court

Community Involvement

Board of Governors and Chair of Governance, Havergal College

Board of Trustees and Chair of Finance, Trinity College, University of Toronto

Trustee, Trinity College School

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Areas of Law

  • Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Technology and Science


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Admission Details

Admitted in 1986, Ontario

Law School Attended

University of Victoria
Class of 1984

University Attended

University of Toronto, Trinity College
Class of 1981

Middle Temple, London, U.K.
Fox Scholar

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