Christopher Arnold

200 - 440 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7X6
Office Phone: 613-722-2227
Member since 2004
Membership Type: IACP


Lawyer, Mediator

My Collaborative journey approaches 20 years across more than 100 cases. I've been very active in the Collaborative community with turns as President of the Ontario Collaborative Law Federation, connecting and representing practice groups across Ontario with about 600 practitioners, and have also led our local practice group. I built and teach an upper-year law school course in collaborative practice at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law. I would be pleased to discuss this revolutionary way of resolving family law issues with you in more detail, and how it can effectively and respectfully achieve your resolution goals while protecting your children and preserving a respectful working relationship with your separated spouse.

Area(s) of Practice: Collaborative Law, Family Law, Mediation, Teaching
License(s): Member of the Ontario Bar, called February 1995

Professional Activities

Past-President of the Ontario Collaborative Law Federation (18 practice groups, 600 professionals), Past-President of Collaborative Practice Ottawa, Adjunct Professor at University of Ottawa Faculty of Law teaching a 40-hour upper-level advanced family law course in collaborative family law.

Undergraduate Education

B.A. (Economics) - Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Professional Education

J.D. (Cum Laude) - University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


I have been extremely interested and excited about collaborative law since 2001, and have been actively practicing it since then. As I have accumulated training and experience, my skill-set and collaborative 'tool-box' have grown proportionally. That has given me great confidence that has proven to be an asset that drives the success of my collaborative cases, and has benefitted my clients greatly.