Christina Barbato

Christina Barbato

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Team Members:

Stefania Pagnanelli - Law Clerk ([email protected])

Christina Barbato is an associate with the firm practicing civil litigation primarily in the areas of insurance, personal injury, product liability, administrative and class action law.  Christina first joined Rochon Genova LLP in 2005 as an articling student.

Christina has been successful in achieving outstanding results for her clients through litigation, advocacy, negotiation and mediation. She works closely with her clients to provide clear and strategic advice, and achieve the most  favourable outcome for their case.

Christina has been successful in representing both Plaintiffs and Defendants in the areas of Long Term Disability and class action litigation.  Learning from the perspective of both sides, Christina has gained strategic tools which have helped her to obtain the seemingly unattainable in many of her cases.  Christina has helped many individuals appeal for CPP disability benefits and has appeared before the (former) Pension Appeal Board on several occasions.  Christina is well liked and respected by her clients as she dedicates much time to ensuring they understand all aspects of their case from inception to resolution.

Christina obtained her Honours Bachelor of Commerce from McMaster University in 2002, her LL.B. from the University of Windsor in 2005 and was called to the Bar in July of 2006. While studying at McMaster University, Christina led a number of committees organizing various faculty events. During law school, Christina volunteered at Community Living Windsor, Community Legal Aid and Pro Bono Students Canada. She also completed a co-op at the University of Windsor Mediation Clinic.

Christina is a member of the Ontario Bar Association, the Canadian-Italian Advocates Organization, and the Advocates Society.

Christina is a Big Sister through the Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Toronto and has been with her "Little" since 2006.  In 2011, Christina was awarded the honour of Big Sister of the Year. Christina is an avid runner, often participating in 5 and 10 Kilometre charitable runs and plays recreational volleyball and tennis.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Class Action Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Ontario, 2006


  • University of Windsor School of Law, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
    • LL.B. - 2005
  • McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    • B.A. - 2002
    • Honours: With Honours
    • Major: Commerce

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian-Italian Advocates Association
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer, Community Living Windsor, 2005
  • Volunteer, Community Legal Aid / Pro Bono Students Canada, 2005


  • English