Christine Laviolette  

Senior Associate

Executive Summary

Christine Laviolette provides advocacy, legal advisory and dispute resolution services to health care organizations and health care professionals. She specializes in civil litigation, mental health law and regulatory law. She has appeared before the Court of Appeal, Superior Court of Justice and various Boards and Tribunals. She also advises major corporations and start-up entities on a wide range of provincial and federal health-related regulations across Canada, helping them to establish operations and ensure they are compliant with the applicable regulatory frameworks. Recent examples include advising entities which are engaged in or considering telemedicine and providing advice with respect to cannabis.

Christine is passionate about her health law practice. She is a member of the Ontario Bar Association, Health Law Section Executive, and regularly writes and speaks on current health law issues.

Representative Work

Christine's representative work includes:

  • hospitals, healthcare clinics and community care access centres, and their employees, in medical malpractice and other civil lawsuits;
  • forensic mental health facilities before the Ontario Review Board and on appeals of those decisions at the Court of Appeal; and
  • health care providers before the Consent and Capacity Board.

Publications & Presentations