Charles A. Painter

Phone Number: (416) 643-3312

Legal Assistant: Rinku Chowdary
Phone Number: (416) 643-3305


Bachelor of Arts – Journalism – Ryerson University (1993), L.L.B. – University of Western Ontario (1999).


Year Admitted to Bar: 2001

Member: Charles joined Paterson  MacDougall as an associate in October 2009, and has been a partner since  January, 2012. Since being called to the bar, he has focused on and practiced exclusively  in the areas of Personal Injury, Insurance Defence and Municipal Liability and  has appeared at all levels of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, including  appeals before the Divisional Court and the Court of Appeal for Ontario, as  well as hearings before the Fire Safety Commission, the Human Rights Tribunal  of Ontario, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal, the Financial  Services Commission of Ontario, and the Canada Pension Plan Appeals Tribunal.

Charles teaches annually at the  Ontario Playground Academy, instructing classes on the Law of Torts and  municipal liability for parks and playspaces. Charles has edited several  chapters of The Law of Municipal  Liability in Canada, and has published numerous papers, case comments and  articles on Municipal Law, and has presented on topics of interest at the  Canadian Institute on Provincial/Municipal Government Liability and for the  Society of Professional Insurance Adjusters of Ontario.

Charles is a member of the  Advocates Society, Toronto Lawyer’s Association and Canadian Defence Lawyers  Association.

Noteworthy Decisions:

Giuliani v. Region of Halton, 2011 ONSC 5119
Morsi v. Fermar Paving Ltd., 2011, ONCA 577
Mollicone v. Town of Caledon,  2011 ONSC 833
Girgis v. Credit Valley Hospital  et. al. [2009]H.R.T.O. 715
Snider v. 687656 Ontario Inc. [2006] WSIAT Decision No. 2386/06
Cynar Dry Co. (Re)[2005] O.J. No. 47
Unique Labeling Inc. v. Gerling Canada [2005] O.J. No.  6172
Vandale v. CBI Ltd. et. al. [2004]WSIAT Decision No. 463/06
Paterson v. Lafleche, [2004]  O.J. No. 2029
Greenline Logistics  Inc. v. Craft Décor Imports [2004] O.J. No. 1661
Brar v. Brar [2002] O.J. No. 1181