Chris Somerville uses a creative, strategic, and practical approach to litigation. He has a proven record of diligent and resourceful advocacy in a wide range of cases, including commercial and civil litigation, securities litigation, construction litigation, product liability, administrative law, and employment disputes.
- Frequently represents investment dealers and advisors in a variety of matters
- Roster lawyer for the Ontario Securities Commission Litigation Assistance and Duty Counsel Programs
- Presented on the regulation of investment advisors at the Advocates’ Society’s 2016 Securities Symposium
- Volunteer for Pro Bono Ontario’s Small Claims Court Duty Counsel Program
- Research assistant to the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) Investor Advisory Panel, while articling at a national, full-service law firm (2010-2011)
- Won First Place Pair and Second Place Factum at the 2009 Laskin constitutional and administrative law moot, where Chris mooted in French
- Received the John Yaremko Award in Human Rights during law school at the University of Toronto. Chris also created and led a student research team focusing on indigenous rights, foreign investment, and natural resources for the faculty's International Human Rights Program (2009-2010)
- Before law school, Chris co-wrote a documentary film on barriers to girls' education in Northern Ghana, where he participated in the World University Service of Canada's International Seminar. Chris was also a competitive university debater and served as the Treasurer of the Canadian University Society for Intercollegiate Debate.