Chris Clifford is a Queen’s University graduate and former professional goaltender with the Chicago Blackhawks and Pittsburgh Penguins organizations.
Chris’ legal career began with the Toronto firm of Cassels Brock and Blackwell. He then began working for one of Eastern Ontario’s top insurance defence firms – Templeman Menninga. In the fall of 1999 Chris joined forces with Ted Bergeron and since that time they have limited their practice to the representation of injured plaintiffs and their families.
Chris has taught at the Queen’s University law school and in the St. Lawrence College law program. He has lectured extensively and published in the areas of Civil Litigation and Insurance Law. At the request of the Upper Canada Law Society, Chris has lectured and taught in their bar admissions course.
Chris has successfully represented injured clients and their families throughout Ontario and has successfully appeared in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, and before the Financial Services Commission of Ontario, the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board, the Workers Compensation Board, Social Benefits Tribunal and in front of the Canada Pension Appeals tribunal.
Chris has been a proud supporter of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, the American Trial Lawyers Association, the Advocates Society, the Ontario Brain Injury Association and the Canadian Paraplegic Association of Ontario. Chris sat on the board of the Law Foundation of Ontario.