Shivani Chopra

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Partner, Toronto
Direct: 416.864.7310
Main: 416.362.1011
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Year of Call: New Brunswick, 2008 | Ontario, 2017
  • Biography

Shivani Chopra is a senior litigator in Hicks Morley’s Toronto office. Her practice is particularly focused in the insurance industry, hospital sector and professional services.

Shivani is regularly engaged by insurers and public-sector clients including hospitals, colleges, and school boards to defend complex employment-related litigation claims. She also defends private-sector employers and financial institutions in a range of employment litigation matters including discrimination, harassment, short- and long-term disability benefits, constructive dismissal and wrongful dismissal claims.

Shivani is a fierce litigator and tenaciously represents her clients before courts and regulatory/administrative bodies; that said, Shivani likes to act as a strategic advisor for her clients. She approaches each file by understanding her clients’ business operations, and delivers tailor-made advice that is cost-effective and best-suited to their needs.

Shivani obtained a Master of Laws from Dalhousie University and was subsequently called to the bar in 2008. She has been a member of the Bar Council of India since 2003 and remains licensed to practise law in India. Given her ties to India and its legal system, Shivani frequently acts as a conduit for Indian law firms and corporations to provide them with timely, cost-effective and high-calibre legal services on a wide variety of matters.

Outside of her practice, Shivani likes to take classes on her recently acquired Peloton Tread and spend time with her daughter.

Awards & Recognition

The Best Lawyers in Canada™ (2023)
Labour and Employment Law

Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (2024)
Employment Law (Repeatedly Recommended)

Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (2021)
Employment Law (Leading Lawyers to Watch)

2017 Lexpert Zenith Award
Celebrating Women in Law

Memberships & Affiliations

Canadian Bar Association

Ontario Bar Association

Constitutional and Human Rights Section for CBA-NB – Past Chair

Select Publications & Presentations

“What will a return to work look like Part 2…..When the Dust Settles…..” Ontario Bar Association (May 19, 2020)


Dalhousie University, LL.M.

National Academy of Legal Studies & Research, University of Law, India, LL.B., B.A.

Federation of the Law Societies of Canada, National Committee of Accreditation