Christine M. Galea

Assistant: Cheryl Servinis
Phone: 416-645-8000 ext. 3031
Law Clerks
Candy Cheung
Phone: 416-645-8000 ext 2324

About

Prior to joining Reisler Franklin LLP in 2013, Christine spent four years as a civil litigation lawyer in a full service law firm practicing personal injury, product liability, medical malpractice and commercial litigation matters.

Christine’s current practice at Reisler Franklin LLP covers all aspects of insurance defence litigation, including motor vehicle (tort and accident benefits), personal injury and property damage matters. She also continues to represent clients in various civil and commercial litigation proceedings.

Over the years she has represented clients in a number of trials, arbitrations, applications, motions and hearings before various government tribunals.

Outside of the office, Christine keeps active by boxing, snowboarding and playing striker for a premier women’s soccer team. In her downtime, she enjoys reading historical non-fiction and biographies.

Decisions

  • B.W. v. Royal and Sun Alliance, 16-001517/AABS (March 28, 2017)
  • Fu v. State Farm, FSCO A13-003598 (March 27, 2017)
  • Tran and Vu v. State Farm, FSCO 4677 (November 3, 2015)
  • Askar v. State Farm, FSCO 4671 (October 30, 2015)
  • McLintock v. Alidina, 2011 ONSC137

Education

  • Call to the Bar of Ontario, 2009
  • L.L.B., Osgoode Hall Law School, 2008
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Toronto, 2005

Honours & Awards

  • Recipient, R.J. Gray Award, Osgoode Hall Law School
  • Recipient, Student Honour Award, Legal & Literary Society, Osgoode Hall Law School

Publications

  • “Examinations for Discovery: To Exclude or Not to Exclude, That is the Question”, Keeping Tabs, The Advocates’ Society

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Advocates’ Society
  • Canadian Defence Lawyers
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Volunteer, Canadian Cancer Society
  • Former Committee Member, Young Advocates' Standing Committee, Advocates' Society
  • Former Board Member, Brain Injury Association of Durham