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Chet Wydrzynski

Partner, Toronto

Chet has dedicated his entire legal career to insurance defence litigation.
Chet Wydrzynski


Chet practice focuses on defending catastrophic bodily injury claims in the areas of sports and recreation liability, commercial liquor liability, occupiers’ liability and security liability. Chet also regularly defends construction defect claims, representing contractors and sub-contractors in cases resulting from all manner of projects, from single-family homes to large condominium and commercial developments. 

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 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.


  • Called to the Ontario Bar in 2004
  • Former Member of the Board of Canadian Defence Lawyers

Recent cases

  • Cox v. Swartz Estate 2022 BCSC 1494 
    Successful liability defence in a bodily injury claim involving a single-car accident
  • 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.