Christine A. Powell


  • Commercial Litigation

  • Condominium Law

  • Insurance Law

  • Personal Injury


About Christine

Christine Powell joined Soloway Wright in 2011 as a civil litigation lawyer in Ottawa. Christine is a member of our Insurance LawCommercial LitigationCondominium Law and Personal Injury groups. Christine is also fluently bilingual and is able to assist her clients in either Official language.

Christine has appeared at all levels of the Ontario Court on a variety of civil litigation matters, including the Superior Court of Ontario, Divisional Court, and Ontario Court of Appeal.

At home Christine is kept busy with her two daughters. Whether at the barn, the arena, or the diamond, Christine volunteers where needed. A sports enthusiast, Christine maintains her sanity playing soccer and looks forward to playing in Japan at the Masters, in a few years.

Call to Bar 2000


  • LLB, University of Windsor (1998)
  • B.Sc., McGill University (1994)


Ottawa Office


English, French

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • Herbert Egerton Harris Advocacy Scholarship
  • Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History Prize
  • Gowling Strathy & Henderson Prize
  • County of Carleton Law Association
  • Trustee of the County of Carleton Law Association
  • Past board member of the Colonel By Childcare Centre


  • Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Queen’s University chapter – Dinner with Industry – Guest Speaker (January 2013)
  • Ontario Trial Lawyers’ Association Fall Conference – Speaker (October 2012)
  • The Advocate Society Courthouse Series – Moderator (February 2012)
  • CCLA Civil Litigation Conference – Speaker (November 2011)
  • Splinter v. Villeneuve, [2012] OJ No. 3721 (SCJ)
  • Abdul-Ghani v. Zappia, [2011] OJ No. 4872 (SCJ)
  • Diallo v. Toronto Community Housing Corp, [2011] OJ No. 2499 (CA)
  • Jolicoeur v. Hawkesbury (Ville), [2010] OJ No 3835 (Div Ct)
  • Potvin v. Canadian Museum of Nature, [2003] OJ No. 2020 (SCJ)
  • Fleury v. Fleury, [2001] OJ No. 1720 (CA)
  • The Commonwell Mutual Assurance Group v. Campbell, [2018] ONSC 7118 (SCJ)
  • 7321201 Canada Ltd. v. Intact Insurance Company, [2018] ONSC 2248 (SCJ)
  • Mills v. Minto Developments, [2015] ONSC 4608 (SCJ)
  • Minto Commercial Properties Inc. v. Modern Niagara Group Inc. [2015] ONSC 2350 (SCJ)
  • O’Farrell v. Canada (Attorney General), 2013 ONSC 6987 (SCJ)
  • Schleyer v. Bugnet, [2013] No. 2517 (SCJ)