Chi-Kun Shi

Chi-Kun was called to the Bar in 1991. Since then she has practised as a trial lawyer in all levels of court in Ontario as well as administrative tribunals and the Trade-Marks Opposition Board. She has occasionally appeared in court outside Ontario.

She handles a diversity of cases as a trial lawyer. As well, she applies her experience in litigation to advise clients on how to prevent disputes in different contexts including corporate commercial, estates and shareholders’ relations. Some of the cases that Chi-Kun handled involve:

Estate litigation

Contract dispute

Shareholders' dispute

Bankruptcy & insolvency

Overseas cross-jurisdictional litigation

Lawyers’ malpractice


Product liability

Enforcement of court judgment

Advocacy for changes to citizens’ arrest law


Chi-Kun is a trial lawyer with more than 30 years’ experience and had served as a roster mediator for Ontario Superior Court for 14 years. Chi-Kun always strives to deliver value to clients of various backgrounds, including those who cannot afford full courtroom litigation but need to resolve their legal disputes.

With the rise in delay, complexity and costs of court adjudication, meeting this challenge has become more pressing. Mediation is for many their only viable access to our justice system today.

CHI-KUN SHI As Your Mediator

Chi-Kun’s experience as lawyer and mediator (in different cases) gives her perspective on how to facilitate the mediation process and respect the roles of all concerned, especially that of counsel. She suggests solutions that are designed to provide long term peace among parties, clarify expectations and deliver practical results.

Her fluency in both oral (Mandarin, Cantonese and Shanghainese) and written Chinese facilitates communication with parties.

Chi-Kun believes that a mediator must provide positive experience for all parties.



Mediation, Program of Instruction for Lawyers,Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA, USA

Summer 1996

Bar Admission Course, The Law Society of Upper Canada

1990 - 1991

Bachelor of Laws, University of Toronto

1986 - 1989

Master of Applied Science and Engineering, University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies

1982 - 1984

Bachelor of Applied Science and Engineering, University of Toronto

1978 - 1982

Professional Experience

Lawyer, Chi-Kun Shi Law Office
Focus on general litigation

1994 To Current


2013 To Current

Adjudicator, Law Society Tribunal

2019 - 2023

Bencher, Law Society of Ontario

2019 - 2023

Roster Mediator, Ontario Mandatory Mediation Program – Toronto

1999 - 2013

Mediator, Alternative Dispute Resolution Centre, Ontario Court (General Division)

1997 - 1998

Lawyer, Lang Michener
Focus on commercial and intellectual property litigation

1991 - 1994

Nuclear Safety Engineer, Ontario Hydro

1985 - 1986

Engineer, Spar Aerospace Ltd.


Pro Bono Work

Mediation should be an integral part of every litigator’s vocabulary. Flexible, convenient, private/confidential, it focuses on the client’s needs, wants and interests.


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