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Meet Chris Goddard

Chris has been a dedicated litigator for 27 years. Over his career he’s handled all aspects of a wide variety of files, including personal injury, professional malpractice, employment, estates, and corporate-commercial matters. He started out as a litigation associate with Miller Thomson LLP, then became in-house counsel at State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, now Desjardins Insurance. In his last few years there, he was a managing lawyer overseeing a 17-lawyer litigation team handling tort, Accident Benefits, fraud and subrogation files. In 2018 he joined Miskin Law, becoming a partner in 2020. He acts for Plaintiffs seeking compensation as a result of motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, dog attacks, nursing home negligence and denied long term benefits claims.

Early Years

He obtained a National Institute for Trial Advocacy Diploma in 2005, was a member of the Ontario Bar Association’s Executive Committee, Insurance Section from 2007 to 2011, and editor of its insurance law newsletter from 2009 to 2011. Before coming to Miskin Law Professional Corporation he was managing lawyer at Desjardins, overseeing a 17-lawyer litigation team handling tort, Accident Benefits, fraud and subrogation files, as well as coverage opinions. Before becoming a lawyer, Chris was a health care journalist, writing feature and news articles for The Medical Post, Ontario Medicine, Canadian Medical Association Journal and other publications. A graduate of Queen’s University Law School, he also has a master’s degree from University of Toronto.


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