Advocates Who Are Always Prepared, Professional, and Respectful.
Litigation Since 1973
Carroll Heyd Chown LLP is a 10 lawyer firm established in Barrie in 1973 by Kevin Carroll, Q.C., LSM. Since then we have developed a reputation among the bench and bar as committed advocates who are always prepared, professional, and respectful. We focus exclusively on civil litigation.
We represent insurers, businesses, and individuals before all levels of court and administrative tribunals in Ontario. The wide range of experience amongst our lawyers allows us to cost-effectively manage files, ranging from the most complex to the relatively simple.
We are actively engaged in our profession and the local community
Why Choose CHC?
Honest, Expert Lawyers
We help our clients understand the law and their legal position, their rights and obligations, and the legal process.
We help our clients get the best possible result in the resolution of their dispute.
Resolve Disputes Economically
We help our clients get their disputes resolved economically, for an amount of effort and expense proportionate to what is at stake for them.
We have Ollie
We have the number one office mascot in the business. Come say hi to Ollie.
No one wants to be involved in litigation…
However, lawsuits are one way our civil society resolves disputes among its citizens, businesses and organizations. In its essence, our role is to help people. We help people resolve their disputes.
We are advocates for our clients and pursue our clients’ objectives resolutely and honourably. We fearlessly pursue every issue, advance every argument, and ask every question, however distasteful, which we think will help our client’s case, and we endeavour to obtain for our client the benefit of every remedy and defense authorized by law. This duty we discharge by honourable means, with candour, fairness, courtesy and respect, and in a way that promotes a fair hearing where justice can be done. We act with courtesy and civility, and in good faith, to all persons, we have dealings with during the course of litigation.
The law and the litigation process are highly complex. We strive to:
- Help our clients understand the law and their legal position, rights, and obligations, as well as the legal process;
- Help our clients get the best possible result in the resolution of their dispute;
- Help our clients get their disputes resolved economically, for an amount of effort and expense proportionate to what is at stake for them.
We consider it our job to find the proper balance and mixture of thoroughness, preparedness, economy, and efficiency for each case. These are not easy goals, as each client and case is unique with its own expectations and challenges.
We believe strongly in continuous education and we participate in continuing education programs extensively, as both students and teachers.
We believe strongly that technology can improve the results we achieve for our clients and the efficiency with which we achieve those results. As such we have invested heavily in productivity, file management, document management and presentation software.
Finally, we think a workplace should be somewhere you’re happy to spend your day. Our work is serious and demanding, but there need not be a shortage of humour and joy in it.
In the community
Lawyers at Carroll Heyd Chown LLP are active within the following professional organizations:
- Canadian Bar Association
- Ontario Bar Association
- Canadian Defence Lawyers
- The Advocates’ Society
- Simcoe County Law Association (SCLA)
- Association of Ski Defence Attorneys
- Ontario Snow Resorts Association (OSRA)
- Medico-Legal Society
- Ontario Insurance Adjuster’s Association (OIAA)
- Simcoe County Young Professionals Association (SCYPA)
- Professional Engineers Ontario
- Ontario Society of Professional Engineers
- Young Women in Law
We strongly believe in giving back to our local community. Members of our firm volunteer with and/or provide support to the following organizations: