Jonathan Chen


Jonathan* developed his competitive spirit playing basketball and electronic sports, the latter of which he competed in internationally for Canada. Regularly facing high pressure moments in these activities, Jonathan now deftly controls§ and resolves problems for his clients. Jonathan has built a civil litigation practice that includes class actions, product liability, insurance, professional negligence and commercial matters. His attention to detail and considered approach helps him develop solutions to defuse the situation in a smart and practical way. Jonathan attended law school at Queen’s University where he was a Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Queen’s Law Journal. He now shares his experiences with students as a mentor at the University of Toronto. .



Jonathan Chen

is a lawyer at Lenczner Slaght.

Jonathan has a broad civil litigation practice including class actions, product liability, insurance, professional negligence and commercial matters.  He has appeared before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Appeal as well as administrative tribunals.

Prior to joining the firm, Jonathan articled and practiced at a leading national law firm where he represented and advised automotive companies, insurers, municipalities, banks and educational institutions.  He also assisted on various class actions and was counsel on one of the first aggregate damages decisions in Canada.

While at law school, Jonathan was a Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Queen's Law Journal and a Teaching Assistant in Legal Writing and Research.  He also served as a Research Assistant to a professor of civil procedure and insurance.

  • Canadian Bar Association

  • Ontario Bar Association

  • The Advocates' Society

  • Pro Bono Law Ontario - Duty Counsel

  • University of Toronto - New College Career Mentorship Program

  • David Sabbath Prize in Labour Law: Collective Agreements and Arbitration (2012)

    Queen's University, Faculty of Law

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