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The Hon. Mr. Justice Geoffrey B. Morawetz

Chief Justice

Current Position

Ontario Superior Court of Justice
Osgoode Hall
130 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON M5H 2N5

Tel: 416-327-5111
Fax: 416-327-6011

Class: XXI (2010)Circuit: International


University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, LL.B. (1975-78)
University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, B.A. (1972-75)

Professional Career

Chief Justice, Ontario Superior Court of Justice (2019 - to present)
Regional Senior Justice - Toronto, Ontario Superior Court of Justice (2013-2019)
Partner, Goodmans LLP, Toronto, Ontario (1999 - 2005)
Associate and Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Toronto, Ontario (f/k/a Borden & Elliot) (1980 - 1998)


American Bankruptcy Institute (2006-)
International Insolvency Institute (2001-)
Insol International (1988-)


Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law of Canada Houlden, Morawetz & Sarra, Thomson Carswell 1996- Co-author and editor
Canadian Bankruptcy Reports Thomson Carswell 1996- Principal editor


The Insolvency Institute of Canada, Honourary Fellow (2005)
Canadian Lawyer Magazine, "Top 25 Most Influential in the Justice System and Legal Profession in Canada" (2011 and 2014)
Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal (Emory University School of Law), Distinguished Service Award for Lifetime Achievement (2012)
Canadian Bar Association - National Insolvency Law Section, Lifetime Achievement Award (2016)