Portrait of Christine M. LaCasse


Direct Line:
(613) 696-1311
(613) 236-9442 ext. 171


Cynthia McGarvey,
(613) 236-9442, ext. 122


Christine Practices in the areas of:
, Insurance Law, Professional Liability

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Portrait of Christine M. LaCasse

Tough lawyer. Compassionate person.

Born and raised in the Outaouais, Christine LaCasse has over twenty-four years of experience representing accident victims and their families. Fluently bilingual, Christine handles all types of personal injury claims including motor vehicle accidents, wrongful death claims, slip and fall accidents, waterpark and amusement park accidents, disability claims, sexual assault claims and historical abuse claims.

Christine cares. She cares about her clients’ physical and mental health, the quality of her work, and obtaining for her injured clients and their families the highest possible financial awards or settlements. Christine understands that accident victims need to devote all of their energy towards their rehabilitation efforts and to coping with pain and their changed circumstances. Dealing with paperwork and the red tape associated with insurance claims is frequently overwhelming for injured persons. Having worked both for and against insurance companies, Christine knows how to navigate the complex world of insurance and has no difficulty viewing both sides of a dispute.

In April 2010, Christine was appointed a Deputy Judge of the Ontario Small Claims Court, where she presides over a wide range of civil disputes, including personal injury and insurance matters. Christine brings to her law practice the same pragmatic, balanced and reasonable approach she brings to the Small Claims Court bench.

For nearly twenty-five years, Christine has advocated on behalf of clients in a broad range of practice areas including family law, child protection, and civil litigation. Since 2010, she has practiced almost exclusively in the area of Plaintiff personal injury. Commencing in 2013, Christine supplemented her busy personal injury practice with insurance defence work in the areas of school board liability and professional liability.

Over the years, Christine has honed her negotiation and conflict resolution skills practicing family law, attending hundreds of mediations and presiding over several hundred Settlement Conferences as a Deputy Judge. In addition, in 2016 Christine completed the Advanced Alternative Dispute Resolution Workshop offered by Stitt Feld Handy Group in association with the University of Windsor.

Christine is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA), l’Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Ontario (AJEFO), the County of Carleton Law Association and the Ontario Deputy Judges’ Association (ODJA).

Christine is married and has three wonderful children.

I was rear-ended on a trip to Canada to visit my children. I live in the US, so there were a lot of differences between how health care is handled and the personal injury laws work between the two countries that made this case very complicated.  Christine LaCasse did a wonderful job of navigating the differences and advocating on my behalf. She made time to meet us to work with our schedule when my wife and I travelled to Canada.

D.P., Ottawa

Christine, you kept my spirits up over the many years and made me realize that I would see the light at the end of the tunnel. You imparted much advice and wisdom. It was a pleasure to have worked with you.

J. B., Kingston, Ontario

Hello Christine,

I would like to thank you for having booked a room at the courthouse and having spent your whole afternoon participating in this activity. I know that you are extremely busy at work and with your family, so I appreciate what you did even more. The students really enjoyed their experience. As you will have noticed, there is still much work that needs to be done; however, your comments were relevant and very useful. It is good for the students to receive important feedback from a person with practical knowledge. I think they realized that arguing a case before the Small Claims Court is not as easy as it may seem! I believe that this activity was for them the climax of their training. For them, being able to plead their case before a judge like you made all the difference! Thank you for everything!

L. D., La Cité Collégiale, Ottawa

A few years back, my spouse and I were in need of legal services. That is when we met Ms. Christine LaCasse. Ms. LaCasse, a very professional lawyer with high legal skills, met with us and took the time required to discuss the details of our situation. She gave us advice and immediately took charge of our case.

Ms. LaCasse was able to maintain a daily control over the legal steps while making sure to inform us regularly of the various procedures. We certainly felt like we were in good hands throughout those legal steps. It is without any hesitation that I would recommend Ms. Christine LaCasse to my family, friends or anyone else in need of legal services offered by a reliable and professional law firm.

B.R.C., Rockland

To Christine LaCasse and her team,

I want to thank you for all the work you’ve done on my behalf since last fall. I am very happy that I chose you to assist me in my dealings with the insurance company. I would not hesitate to work with you again! That being said, I hope not to have another accident any time soon. Thank you again.

K.L., Ottawa

Christine LaCasse was an important ally during the two and a half years it took my case to unfold. She was able to give me relevant advice given her great experience in the field. We communicated extensively at each step in the process and she made it clear and easy to understand the legal subject matter. She took the time to explain everything to me so that I was able to make informed decisions throughout the process. During the mediation session and the pre-trial conference, her extensive knowledge became very useful; had I been alone, I would have taken the wrong path and agreed to a settlement much less favourable than the one I obtained. The slow pace of the legal system is not always easy to accept especially given that as regular citizens we aren’t knowledgeable about the beginning to end workings of such a system. There were moments when I was discouraged, but Ms. LaCasse, with her sound advice was able to guide us towards an excellent decision and a very good agreement for both parties. If you ever find yourself in need of a lawyer, Ms. Christine LaCasse will be able to provide you with great advice and will make herself available at any time to answer your questions, just like she did for me. Christine, THANK YOU for everything you did for my family and I.

S.P., Montreal, Quebec

Thank you Christine. I want to express my appreciation for your offer to settle document – it was superb. You captured my position exactly, revealed the balance of concessions and requirements beautifully and put enough “teeth” into our position to make it the most level playing field for negotiations yet.

A.E., Ottawa

I highly recommend Christine LaCasse to anyone looking for a litigation lawyer. Having counsel who is professional, knowledgeable, approachable and treats you with understanding and compassion during this time was a blessing. J’ai aussi beaucoup apprécié le fait que Madame LaCasse est bilingue, car souvent, dans des situations émotives, on ne peut s’exprimer que dans sa langue maternelle.

C.T., Toronto

Your appeal work is exemplary, so much so that I have referred several sister agencies to you. I have always found you to be meticulous in your work, with a particular attention to detail. You are typically ultra prepared for the hearing, whatever it may be, and your demeanour in Court is very respectful and professional.

T. E., Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa

I am a lawyer and I hired Christine LaCasse to argue an appeal. I found Christine to be experienced, professional and pleasant to deal with. Christine had a common-sense approach to the issues and to the parties involved in the matter. In preparing and arguing this rather complicated appeal, Christine was well-researched and organized. She had a solid grasp of the issues and was able to deal in a professional manner with the often difficult questions posed by the opposing party and the Court. It was a pleasure working with Christine and I am happy to recommend her.

H.W., Belleville

Christine LaCasse took over my personal injury lawsuit from another lawyer. The service we received from Christine was outstanding, and resulted in a very successful win. Christine was very professional, organized and caring, and she made my family feel comfortable throughout the whole process, which was entirely new to us. I highly recommend Christine to anyone who is looking for an experienced, efficient, results-driven lawyer.

J.V and R.V., Chalk River

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