Christopher Rhone practices in numerous areas of complex litigation including class actions, product liability, contractual disputes and serious personal injuries.
He has appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada, and defended clients before all levels of Canadian provincial superior courts and before administrative tribunals.
Chris is a supporter of the British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Since 2002 he has defended the BCSPCA in claims brought by abusive or neglectful animal owners. This includes over 75 appearances before the B.C. Farm Industry Review Board, which has held jurisdiction over animal cruelty review cases since 2013. He has also successfully represented the BCSCPA before all levels of court. This includes Ulmer v BCSPCA, a decision of the British Columbia Court of Appeal (British Columbia’s highest court) which sets out the test for interpreting British Columbia’s animal protection legislation.
Before admission to the practice of law, Chris completed a judicial law clerkship with the British Columbia Court of Appeal.
Chris is called to the bar in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, the Northwest Territories, and the Yukon. He acts for clients across Canada.