Sam Rappos appointed associate judge to the Superior Court of Justice in Ontario

Sam Rappos
By Ministry of the Attorney General, Ontario

Attorney General Doug Downey announced the appointment of a new associate judge to the Superior Court of Justice, effective March 9, 2023.

Associate Justice Sam Rappos was called to the bar in 2005. Since 2013, he has practiced in the Insolvency & Restructuring and Litigation practice groups at Chaitons LLP, becoming a partner in 2019. Prior to that, he was an associate at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP and Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP. He has represented clients in bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings before superior and appellate courts in Ontario and New Brunswick, as well as the Federal Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. Associate Justice Rappos also practiced commercial litigation, with a focus on breach of contract, fraud, and debtor-creditor enforcement matters.

Associate Justice Rappos is a member of the executive of the Canadian Bar Association’s Insolvency Law section and served as section chair from 2019 to 2020. Prior to this, he was a member of the executive of the Ontario Bar Association’s Insolvency Law section, where he served as chair in 2019 and 2020. Associate Justice Rappos has spoken and written extensively about bankruptcy and insolvency law, and his work has been published in a wide variety of publications, most recently in the Annual Review of Insolvency Law 2022.

Associate Justice Rappos received a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Political Science and Law & Society from York University in 2001, and a Bachelor of Laws degree from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2004.

Chief Justice Geoffrey B. Morawetz has assigned Associate Justice Rappos to Toronto.

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