Kristopher is a problem solver. Square pegs can’t be put into round holes – at least not without force. With that in mind, he doesn’t take clients down unnecessary and costly paths. Instead, he defends and chases after his clients’ interests in the spirit of hard work, efficiency, and cooperation. Kristopher knows communication is also critical to providing legal service. People need full, frank, and ‘digestible’ advice. Read More
Kristopher is a problem solver. Square pegs can’t be put into round holes – at least not without force. With that in mind, he doesn’t take clients down unnecessary and costly paths. Instead, he defends and chases after his clients’ interests in the spirit of hard work, efficiency, and cooperation. Kristopher knows communication is also critical to providing legal service. People need full, frank, and ‘digestible’ advice.
The center of Kristopher’s focus at Cavanagh LLP is insurance law and professional liability. He spends the better part of his day working with (and sometimes against) large insurance companies. His insurance practice is a wide ambit of professional liability, school board, property and casualty files.
Kristopher also helps people who’ve been hurt in motor vehicle accidents, assaults, drug overdoses, and slip and falls. He’s also handled cases involving long term care facilities, and situations where insurance companies have unfairly denied benefits, whether for motor vehicle accident benefits or long term disability.
In a life that has included stints as a psych-undergrad, disc jockey, foreign ESL teacher in Korea, restaurant server/manager and software peddler, Kristopher’s background is ‘quilted’. Before joining Cavanagh LLP, he began his legal career at a well-known litigation boutique in Ottawa.
For fun, Kristopher enjoys organizing CLE and social events in the local legal community (CCLA & OBA). He is addicted to talk radio – a long-time-listener-first-time-caller. He runs in traffic and marathons. Kristopher’s main pastime is playing with pots and pans & practicing parkour in the kitchen with daughter Franky and son Fox.
Kristopher will absolutely meet you for a free consultation to discuss your legal matter – either here at the firm – or at a place that is more convenient and comfortable for you.
LL.B., University of Ottawa, 2009;
Honours B.A., Magna cum laude, Psychology, University of Ottawa; Ottawa, Ontario 2004
Carleton County Law Association Board of Trustees
2013 to 2016 – 3-year Elected Board Trustee
CCLA New Lawyers Committee
2013 to present – 3rd year Member-At-Large
CCLA Membership Committee
2014 to present – Co-chair
OBA Insurance Law Executive
2012 to present – Member-At-Large
Ottawa International Writers Festival
2013 to present – Board Member
Selected Professional Activities
Paper Presentation: “Heartbreak Hotel: Squeezed Out Minority Shareholders and the Oppression Remedy”
County of Carleton Law Association Annual Solicitors Conference, 2015
Developer / Co-chair – “Money Talks! Critical Financial Issues in Personal Injury Law”
OBA Continuing Legal Education Symposium, October 2014
Paper Presentation: “Is the Jury Out?!”
County of Carleton Law Association Annual Litigation Conference, 2014
Developer / Co-chair – “I am not a doctor, but I play one in Court! Critical Issues re: Medical Experts in Personal Injury Claims”
OBA Continuing Legal Education Symposium, December 2013
Developer / Co-host – “Justice System in Crisis?”
Ottawa Writers Festival Access to Justice Panel Discussion, October 2013
Speakers: LSUC Treasurer, Tom Conway; Author, Mitch Kowalski; Author & Professor, Dr. Julie MacFarlane
Developer / Chair – “Lost in Compensation? Navigating Collateral Benefits for Injured Plaintiffs”
County of Carleton Law Association Continuing Legal Education Seminar, October 2013
Developer / Co-chair – “Falling for You: Critical Issues in Slip-Trip-&-Fall Claims”
OBA Continuing Legal Education Symposium, April 2013
Presentation: “Best Intentions: Extrinsic Evidence & Contract Interpretation”
County of Carleton Law Association Annual Litigation Conference, 2009