Christine Wadsworth is an associate in McCarthy Tetrault's Litigation group in Toronto. She maintains a broad litigation practice with an emphasis on commercial litigation, professional liability, criminal law and appellate advocacy.
Christine has served as lead counsel at both the trial and appellate level. She has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario, including the Court of Appeal. She has also appeared before the Competition Tribunal, the Discipline Committee of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board, and the Consent and Capacity Board. She regularly acts as a Prosecutor before the Ontario College of Teachers’ Discipline Committee and Fitness to Practise Committee.
Christine serves as co-director of McCarthy Tétrault’s pro bono criminal defence program, which is a partnership with the University of Toronto’s community legal clinic Downtown Legal Services. This program provides pro bono representation on criminal trials and appeals.
Christine is also an adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, where she teaches Evidence in the Common Law LLM program.
Prior to joining McCarthy Tétrault, Christine was a consultant for a defence team at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon in The Hague and worked in Judges’ Chambers at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.
Christine received her JD from the University of Toronto and participated in an exchange to the University of Amsterdam. Christine received her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) with Distinction in Political Studies from Queen's University. At Queen's, she was a Loran Scholar and a recipient of the Chancellor's Scholarship.
Christine is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association, the Ontario Bar Association, the Advocates’ Society, the Criminal Lawyers’ Association and the Women’s White Collar Defense Association.