Chet Wydrzynski

Assistant: Cheryl Servinis
Phone: 416-645-8000 ext. 3031
Law Clerks
Nisha Narang
Phone: 416-645-1814

About

Chet is a partner in our Toronto office, while also spending some time in the Windsor office. After graduating from the University of Ottawa, Chet joined the firm as an articling student in 2003. Prior to law school, Chet graduated from the University of Windsor with a Bachelor of Arts (History).

Chet practices in all areas of insurance defence litigation. He has significant expertise in the area of directors and officers insurance, defending management of companies and non-profit organizations.

Chet also regularly defends insureds in commercial liability cases, property damage claims, construction disputes, products liability matters, and motor vehicle accidents. Furthermore, Chet routinely provides coverage opinions for insurers.

Chet is a trial lawyer, regularly acting as counsel in both jury and non-jury matters.

In addition, Chet is active in the legal community. He is a former member of the Board of Director for Canadian Defence Lawyers. Furthermore, Chet is a member of DRI – The Voice of the Defence Bar, and the Canadian Civil Liberties Association. He is also a co-founder of the annual Lawyers Can’t Jump charity basketball tournament.

Outside the office, Chet enjoys spending time with his two children, playing basketball, and attending Raptors and Jays games, and local theatre.

Decisions

Tomec v. Magnat 2015 ONSC 1928 

Costs endorsement after successful jury trial. Plaintiff had multiple complex orthopaedic injuries. Plaintiff’s award from jury was less than our Rule 49 offer.

Shah v. T.D. Insurance 2013 ONSC 1325

Successful summary judgment motion on coverage issue. The insured had been seeking coverage from a homeowners’ policy, when the allegations against the insured were that he had made intentional misrepresentations. The motions judge found that the allegations were not covered by the policy.

Education

  • University of Windsor – Bachelor of Arts (History), 1998
  • University of Ottawa – Baccalaureate in Law, Common Law, 2003

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member of the Bar. Law Society of Upper Canada. 2004.
  • Board of Directors for Canadian Defence Laweyers.
  • Member of DRI – The Voice of the Defence Bar.
  • Member of Canadian Civil Liberties Association.

Professional Development

  • Chairperson. Canadian Defence Lawyers – Commercial Host Litigation. November 16, 2012
  • Speaker. “Acting as defence counsel in brain injury cases.” AssessMed – Brain Injury Conference. September 19, 2014.
  • Speaker. “Offers to settle.” Canadian Defence Lawyers – Don’t Slip Up. October 22, 2014.
  • Co-Chairperson. Canadian Defence Lawyers – Bootcamp. September 3, 2015.

Community Involvement

  • Co-Founder Lawyers Can’t Jump charity basketball tournament.