Christopher F. Reil


Commercial Litigation, Construction Litigation, Employment Law, Insurance Defence, Personal Injury Litigation, Real Estate Litigation


T: 613-237-0520 x231 F: 613-237-3163
Called To The Bar: 1981

Christopher F. Reil


Sylvia Lothian
T: 613-237-0520 x215

A partner with more than 30 years of litigation and mediation experience, Christopher Reil joined Williams Litigation Lawyers in 2003. Devoting his practice to civil litigation, he has represented diverse institutional and individual clients—both as plaintiffs and defendants—always balancing risk management with a focus on results.

Other counsel often refer clients to Chris due to his expertise and his unique experience having worked as in-house legal counsel with a major insurance company. He is respected for his ability to isolate the key facts in a case and apply relevant law to resolve disputes. He also possesses the crucial ability to synthesize large amounts of information—helping him communicate effectively with clients, opposing counsel and the Court. A team-oriented critical thinker, Chris prepares intensively for every case—and inspires others with his energetic approach to tackling complex problems.


  • LL.B., University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario (1979)
  • Honours B.A. (Philosophy & Psychology), Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario (1976)

Selected Professional Activities

  • Speaker, "Examining the Expert Witness on Discovery," Carleton County Law Association, May 1998
  • Speaker, "Occupier's Liability," Risk Insurance Managers Conference, 2000
  • Speaker, "Punitive Damages an Overview," Canadian Risk Insurance Managers Conference, Ottawa, September 2001
  • Speaker, "Evidentiary Matters Relating to Fire Investigation," Canadian Association of Fire Investigators, June 2001
  • Speaker, "Nuts and Bolts on Pleadings and Preliminary Matters," Carleton County Law Association, 2001

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