The Honourable Geoffrey B. Morawetz was appointed to the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario in 2005. He served as the Court’s Team Leader of the Commercial List from 2010 to 2013, when he was appointed Regional Senior Justice for the Toronto Region. In this role, he heard civil, commercial, and Divisional Court matters. Prior to these appointments, he practised at Goodmans LLP and at the firm now known as Borden Ladner Gervais LLP.
Chief Justice Morawetz is a Fellow of the Insolvency Institute of Canada, a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, and an editor of the Canadian Bankruptcy Reports.
In 2012, Chief Justice Morawetz was honoured with the Distinguished Service Award for Lifetime Achievement by the Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal, which is based at Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2016, he was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Insolvency Section of the Canadian Bar Association.
Chief Justice Morawetz has lectured at universities in both Canada and the United States and has participated in a number of educational programs for the National Judicial Institute.
Since 2008, Chief Justice Morawetz has been an advisor to the Canadian Delegation at the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law - Insolvency Law.
Chief Justice Morawetz graduated from the University of Western Ontario Law School in 1978, and was admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1980.