Chet Wydrzynski

Ontario Managing Partner

Chet Wydrzynski Professional Corporation


Chet has dedicated his entire legal career to insurance defence litigation, with a focus on construction defect litigation, representing contractors and architects and engineers. Chet is regularly involved in all manner of construction claims including large infrastructure projects, P3 projects and large housing and commercial developments. Chet also has significant expertise defending catastrophic bodily injury claims in the areas of sports and recreation liability, commercial liquor liability, occupiers’ liability and security liability. Additionally, Chet regularly provides advice to insurers on coverage issues and first-party property claims.

As a results-oriented lawyer, Chet focuses on achieving the best negotiated outcome for his clients. However, he does not shy away from a difficult case and has taken numerous jury and non-jury matters to verdict. Moreover, he has successfully represented clients in a number of summary judgment motions.

Chet is frequently asked to present at conferences, particularly on topics related to trials and advocacy.

Chet spends his time with his spouse, Emma, exploring Toronto’s theatre scene, reading novels, watching far too much NBA, supporting West Ham and cheering on the Detroit Pistons, Tigers and Lions.

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LL.B., University of Ottawa, 2003

B.A. (History), University of Windsor, 1998

Professional Memberships & Affiliations

Called to the Ontario Bar in 2004

Former Member of the Board of Canadian Defence Lawyers

Representative Cases

  • Cox v. Swartz Estate, 2023 BCSC 1363; Successful trial verdict defending a driver in a single-vehicle accident. The trial judge found that there was no liability against the driver.
  • Cox v. Swartz Estate, 2022 BCSC 1494; Successful opposed a plaintiff’s motion at trial, where the plaintiff was seeking to re-open his case.
  • Moskowitz v. Detox, 2022 ONSC 4063; Successful liability defence of a personal trainer.
  • French v. Augusta Motorsports Park, 2021 ONSC 8385; Successful summary judgment motion defending a motorsports park, wherein a waiver was found to be a complete defence to a bodily injury claim.
  • Amyotte v. Kawartha Haliburton Children’s Aid Society, 2021 ONSC 7378; Successful summary judgment motion defending Children’s Aid Society. The plaintiff alleged various causes of action, including defamation.
  • Tomec v. Magnat, 2015 ONSC 1928; Successful jury trial verdict in a motor vehicle accident case.
  • Shah v. TD Insurance, 2013 ONSC 1325; Successful summary judgment motion acting for an insurer that took an off-coverage position in relation to a claim made against its insured for misrepresentation.