Christopher (Chris) Richard grew up in the Niagara Region and attended Brock University. He received his law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2000 and was called to the bar in 2002. Chris began working part time for Graves and Associates (as it was called at the time) in 1999 as he completed his final year of law school and plunged into personal injury law. Since that time, he has practised personal injury law exclusively.
In addition to representing victims of all types of personal injuries, Chris is the Managing Partner of Graves and Richard Professional Corporation, Personal Injury Lawyers. In this capacity he manages an office of 25 staff members and has championed the growth of the firm to the largest personal injury law firm in the Niagara Region. He is also an avid supporter of the Niagara community, both personally and professionally.
Chris is a financial supporter of many charities, including the Ontario Brain Injury Association (Niagara Chapter), the St. Catharines Orthopedic Foundation, the Spinal Injury Association of Ontario, and Community Care in St. Catharines. He is a member of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association and a recipient of the 40 Under 40 Business Achievement Award.
Personally, Chris is on the Executive Board of the Thorold Legion Minor Baseball Association. He attends many weekend events, including Ride for Cancer and Bowling for CPA. In 2012 he organized an event in cooperation with local Orthopedic Surgeons to take 15 children injured in accidents and unable to participate in summer sports to an all-expenses paid Blue Jays game in Toronto.
Chris believes in making a difference in the lives of others through his charity work and his career. He is a successful and dedicated personal injury lawyer who does not like to see anyone suffer. Chris puts all of his resources to work to obtain fair settlements for all of his clients to ease their suffering.