Richard Lizius is an associate in our Litigation Group in Toronto. He maintains a general litigation practice which includes corporate/commercial, appellate law and medical malpractice matters. Before joining the firm, Richard clerked for Madam Justice Andromache Karakatsanis at the Supreme Court of Canada.
Richard maintains a significant appellate practice, and has appeared as counsel before the Ontario Court of Appeal and Federal Court of Appeal, and has acted as lead appeal counsel. Richard’s appeals include class actions, banking, regulatory and telecommunications matters.
Richard’s commercial practice includes judicial reviews of administrative decisions, banking law, class actions, medical malpractice, insurance, contract law, misleading advertising and competition law.
Richard has appeared as counsel before the Federal Court of Appeal, Ontario Court of Appeal, Ontario Superior Court and Ontario Small Claims Court, as well as the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board.
Richard received his J.D. from the University of Toronto in 2013. He graduated as the Gold Medalist and won academic prizes for contract law, property law and legal process and ethics. At university, he was actively involved in debating and mooting. He was a member of the second place team at the Gale Cup National Moot in 2012 and was the second place oralist in the 2011 Cassels Brock Cup moot. He participated in the 2013 Grand Moot at the University of Toronto. Richard was the second place individual at the World University Debating Championship held at Koç University in Turkey. He also placed first individually at the North American University Debating Championship and at the Canadian National University Debating Championship.
Richard received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Toronto in 2010. He graduated as the Gold Medalist in political science.
Richard is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada.