Jean-Claude (J.-C.) Rioux

Jean Claude Rioux

Jean-Claude (J.-C.) Rioux

Jean-Claude (J.-C.) Rioux

Toronto – Whitby – Ottawa
416-368-0231 ext. 251

Thu Nguyen, Assistant, Law Clerk
416-368-0231 ext. 254


J.-C. is a multitalented advocate who has earned a reputation as an exceptional litigator. He is regularly retained on matters related to insurance claims including complex motor vehicle accident tort and statutory accident benefits claims and related disputes.

His presentation of a case is marked by his strategic thinking and commanding presence. He has tried cases before judges and juries and has been before the Ontario Court of Appeal. He has conducted private arbitrations on loss transfer and priority disputes and has argued hearings before the Financial Services Commission on Ontario and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal.

J.-C. takes pride in his ability to successfully advance a wide range of client interests. Notable examples of advocacy include Wawanesa v. Unifund et al., Abebe Deres v. Van Daalen, Giordano v. Royal & SunAlliance, Grewal v. Ivany, T.D. v. Sivakumar, Markel v. The Personal, and Yousef v. RBC.

Contributions and Interests

J.-C. often takes on pro bono cases for people of modest means, with righteous causes. He is an avid amateur mathematician and chess enthusiast.


Called to the Ontario Bar, 2001
Called to the Nova Scotia Bar, 2000
LL.B., Law Foundation Scholar, Dalhousie Law School, 1999
B.A (First Class Honors) McGill, 1994


Advocate’s Society
Canadian Bar Association