Chris McKibbin will continue his fidelity insurance and fraud recovery practice with our firm.
As the only lawyer in Canada whose practice focuses primarily on fidelity insurance, Chris has earned a reputation as both a detail-oriented coverage counsel who has achieved successful results for insurers inside and outside the courtroom, as well as an aggressive and strategic fraud recovery lawyer who has recovered millions of dollars for fidelity insurers from fraudsters, co-conspirators, auditors and banks over the course of his career. In recognition of his outstanding achievements in these fields, Chris was named by Lexpert® as a “Leading Lawyer to Watch” in Commercial Insurance Litigation in Canada in both 2018 and 2019, becoming a rare double recipient of this honour.
Chris has written on fidelity insurance and fraud recovery for the Fidelity Law Journal, The Globe and Mail and numerous other Canadian and American publications, and is also a co-author of the third edition of Handling Fidelity Bond Claims, the leading North American reference work in the field. He also serves as Co-Chair of the International Section of the American Bar Association’s Fidelity & Surety Law Committee.
Chris was called to the Ontario Bar in 2003. He graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, winning several academic awards and earning Dean’s Honour List standing in his final year. Prior to law school, Chris attended the University of Manitoba, where he earned the Gold Medal for highest standing in his program and was a finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship.
Welcome, Chris to the FCL Family.