Christopher Rutherford

Ontario Bar Admission 2020


A graduate of the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law program, Chris completed his articles with the firm and was pleased to join as an associate after being called to the Bar in 2020.

Chris is excited to be practicing primarily in family law where he can apply his passion for helping clients resolve a wide range of family law issues,

including child custody and access, child support, spousal support and property division and equalization claims.

A firm believer that not all family law matters require a courtroom, Chris takes a client-centred approach in assisting clients with negotiating settlements outside of court,

whenever practical. Where negotiation or out-of-court settlement is not possible, Chris skillfully represents clients throughout the family court process.

Outside of the office, Chris enjoys spending time with his partner and their dogs. He is an avid sports fan and keeps active by playing tennis and golf, as well as kayaking.

Practice Areas

Family Law

Chris is also a member of the Waterloo Region Law Association, Shades Mill Law Association and the Law Society of Ontario.

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  • J.D. (Juris Doctor), 2019. University of Ottawa
  • M.A. 2013. McMaster University
  • B.A. (Hons), 2012. Brock University