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Alysia M. Christiaen

London Office 80 Dufferin Ave.
85 Dufferin Ave.
88 Dufferin Ave.

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Meet Alysia M. Christiaen

Defence Class Actions Lawyer

"Class actions challenge you with mountains of data generated in preparation for certification and trial.  I make sure I know where everything is, including data from other firms and the opposition, pick what is important and find ways to make it useful."

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Professional Highlights

  • Chief Privacy Officer (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)

  • Selected by peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in Canada (2022)
  • Recipient, Lexpert Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40 Award (2019)
  • Recipient, Top 20 Under 40 Award (2018)

  • Speaker, Privacy Law, Ivey School of Business, Western University (January 2020)
  • Co-Chair, Middlesex Law Association, Personal Injury Update, June 2019
  • 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

  • Member, Board of Directors, London Health Sciences Foundation (2021-present)
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • Vice-Chair, Board of Directors, Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario (2020-present)
  • Co-Chair, London Health Sciences Foundation, Tastings Committee (2020-present)
  • Member-at-Large, The Advocates' Society, Personal Injury and Insurance Practice Group (2019-present)
  • Member, London Health Sciences Foundation, Tastings Committee (2019)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario (2013-2020)
  • 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

  • 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)

  • Enjoys softball, fashion and NASCAR auto racing

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