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Kristopher Kinsinger

J.D., LL.M. Lawyer

Called To Bar

2020

Education

  • LL.M., McGill University (2021)
  • J.D., Osgoode Hall Law School (2019)
  • B.A. (Hons), University of Waterloo (2016)
Guelph Office T. 519-837-2100 x338 F: 519-837-1617

Kristopher Kinsinger is a lawyer with SV Law’s Civil Litigation and Municipal Law practice groups. His practice focuses on civil and commercial litigation, defamation law, and constitutional advocacy.

Kristopher received his Juris Doctor from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2019, where he was the recipient of several scholarships and prizes, before completing his articles of clerkship with a national law firm in Waterloo. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 2020, and received his Master of Laws from McGill University in 2021 on a SSHRC scholarship and with the Pilarczyk Graduate Award in Law.

Between 2021 and 2024, Kristopher served full-time as the national director of the Runnymede Society, a major Canadian legal organization. During this same period, he was counsel with a boutique litigation firm in Toronto. His writing on legal issues regularly appears in The Supreme Court Law Review, the National Post, and The Hub.

In 2021, Kristopher was selected to join the inaugural cohort of the prestigious NextGen Fellowship with the Cardus think tank, and served two terms between 2017 and 2023 on the board of directors of Christian Legal Fellowship, Canada’s national association of Christian lawyers and law students. He currently serves as the chair of the Canadian Bar Association’s Constitutional and Human Rights Section and as an adjunct lecturer with Redeemer University in Hamilton.

In his free time, Kristopher can be found reading, writing, drinking coffee, listening to vinyl, or mapping out his next backcountry camping trip.

Awards & Accolades

  • NextGen Fellow (2021-2022, Cardus)
  • Pilarczyk Graduate Award in Law (2021, McGill University)
  • Bora Laskin Prize (2019, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University)
  • Hon. Ian Scott Public Interest Internship Award (2017, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University; awarded for internship w/ Christian Legal Fellowship)
  • Hon. William G.C. Howland Award of Excellence Entrance Scholarship (2016, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University; renewed in 2017 and 2018)

 

Memberships & Professional Appointments

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Runnymede Society
  • Christian Legal Fellowship
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Guelph Office 245 Hanlon Creek Boulevard. Unit 102 Guelph, ON N1C 0A1
    519 837 2100
  • Fergus/Elora Office 294 East Mill Street, Unit 108, Centre Wellington, ON N0B 1S0
    519 837 2100
  • Toll Free 800 746 0685
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