Barry Kwasniewski joined Carters' Ottawa office in October 2008 to practice in the areas of employment law, charity related litigation, and risk management. Called to the Ontario Bar in 1990, Barry has a wide range of litigation experience, including in commercial disputes, personal injury, long-term disability, employment, insurance defence, and professional liability. Barry has also been retained by various law firms to provide legal opinions pertaining to matters arising in insurance and other litigation matters.
Born in Montreal, Barry graduated from the University of Prince Edward Island with a BBA in 1984. He studied law at McGill University and received his LL.B. in 1987. In addition to his legal experience, Barry has also been involved with a number of charitable and not-for-profit organizations. He is a volunteer lawyer at Reach Canada, an organization that assists people with disabilities with their legal problems, is on the Board of directors of the Vista Centre, an Ottawa based not-for-profit organization that provides support to persons living with the effects of acquired brain injury, and has assisted in several United Way campaigns.