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Alysia M. Christiaen

Alysia M. Christiaen

- Partner -

“ I give each file focused attention so that my team can provide clients with the best possible service and achieve for them the best possible result. ”

CONTACT INFO

Email: achristiaen@lerners.ca
Phone: 519-640-6344
Fax: 519-932-3344
85 Dufferin Avenue, P.O. Box 2335, London, ON N6A 4G4

Personal Information

Growing up, Alysia learned the value of hard work in her family’s business and the farm fields of Norfolk County. She applies that value to every one of her personal injury clients’ cases. Alysia has been advocating on behalf of her injured clients for over a decade. She has appeared before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the provincial appellate courts, as well as several administrative tribunals that determine entitlement to insurance and disability benefits. Alysia and her team protect and advance the best interests of her clients with integrity and respect.

Alysia’s hard work also extends to the community. She served on the Board of Directors of the Brain Injury Association of London and Region for 7 years, and was the President for 4 of those years. The BIALR provides valuable services to people living with brain injuries, including concussions. Accessible health care is a core value to many Canadians. Alysia believes the hospital is the heart of every community and serves as a Board member for the London Health Sciences Foundation. A mentor of Alysia’s was her grandfather who suffered from Parkinson’s Disease. After moving to London, she became active with the Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario and is now the Vice-Chair of the Board.

When not advocating for her clients and her community, she enjoys playing softball, watching NASCAR, and traveling. She would describe herself as a fashionable foodie and is happy to offer recommendations for hidden gem restaurants.

Achievements

  • Selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Canada for Personal Injury Litigation (2022)
  • Recipient, Lexpert Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40 award (2019)
  • Recipient, Top 20 Under 40 Award (2018)

Selected Presentations/Publications

  • Speaker, Privacy Law, Ivey School of Business, Western University, January 2020
  • Co-Chair, Middlesex Law Association, Personal Injury Update, June 2019-Present
  • Panelist, The Advocates’ Society, Courthouse Series: The Effective Witness, March 2019
  • Co-Chair, Middlesex Law Association, Personal Injury Conference, November 2018
  • Co-author, Waivers of Liability in Ontario: A Legal Primer, The Advocates’ Society, Advocacy Matters, May 2019
  • Panelist, Western University, Faculty of Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution Module, Overview of Mediation, 2016-2018
  • Lecturer, Western University, Faculty of Law, Civil Procedure Course, 2016-2017
  • Co-author, Preparing for Mediation: Where the Real Advocacy Begins, presented at The Osgoode Certificate in Personal Injury Law & Practice, April 18, 2013
  • Co-Chair, The Advocates’ Society Fall Forum, Practical Advocacy: Critical Practice Management Tips, Trends, Templates, and Solutions, October 2012
  • Presenter, Norfolk Accident Benefits Seminar, 2012-2015
  • Co-author, Rehab First Inc. seminar on Catastrophic Impairment: Decisions, Decisions, Decisions, February, 2012
  • Chair, Middlesex Law Association, Mentoring Dinner, 2010-2016
  • “Attempting to reconcile Kitchenham and Tanner: Practical considerations in obtaining productions protected by deemed and implied undertakings”, with Kevin L. Ross, The Advocates” E-Brief, Volume 21, No. 3, Summer 2010

Memberships

  • Member, Board of Directors, London Health Sciences Foundation (2021-present)
  • Member-at-Large, The Advocates’ Society, Personal Injury and Insurance Practice Group (2019-present)
  • Member, London Health Sciences Foundation, Tastings Committee (2019)
  • Co-Chair, London Health Sciences Foundation, Tastings Committee (2020-present)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario (2013-present)
  • Member, St. Joseph’s Hospice, Handbags for Hospice Committee (2016-2018)
  • President, Board of Directors, Brain Injury Association of London & Region (2015-2019)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Brain Injury Association of London and Region (2012-2015)
  • Chair, Cut-a-thon, Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario (2009-present)
  • The Advocates’ Society
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Middlesex Law Association
  • Ontario Brain Injury Association

Professional Experience

  • Chief Privacy Officer, Lerners LLP (2020)
  • Partner, Lerners LLP (2016)
  • Associate Lawyer, Lerners LLP (2009-2015)
  • Articling Student, Lerners LLP (2008-2009)
  • Summer Student, Lerners LLP (2007)
  • Accreditation Coordinator, University of Western Ontario Campus Community Police Service (2006-2008)

Complementary Areas of Practice

  • Class Actions
  • Health Law

Education

  • Rotman’s School of Business, University of Toronto, Business Leadership for Women Lawyers (2018)
  • Osgoode Law, Intensive Trial Advocacy Workshop (2010)
  • Admitted to Ontario Bar (2009)
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Western Ontario (2008)
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons), University of Toronto, Trinity College (2004)
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