BA (Oxford), MA (Oxford), JD (Western), of the Bar of Ontario
Suzanne Chiodo is an associate with the firm Rochon Genova LLP, specializing in class action litigation. She joined Rochon Genova in July 2013.
Ms Chiodo received her BA and MA from Oxford University, where she won the Rickards Exhibition Award for second highest standing in her first year class. She obtained her JD with Distinction at Western Law, and received the Law Society of Upper Canada prize for graduating near the top of her class. She also won numerous awards and scholarships for academic excellence and contribution to the life of the school, and led a successful effort to establish Western Law’s first student-run academic journal.
Ms Chiodo clerked for the Honourable Mr. Justice O’Reilly at the Federal Court. She is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Ontario Bar Association, the Advocates Society and the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History. Prior to joining Rochon Genova, she worked at a prominent insurance defence boutique in downtown Toronto.
Ms Chiodo has lectured at Osgoode Hall Law School on civil procedure, and has presented papers to the Ontario Bar Association and the Ontario Human Rights Commission on proposed changes to the Human Rights Code. While at law school, she published several articles with Professors Robert Solomon and Erika Chamberlain on health law and traffic safety. She has also published a top-ranking constitutional law paper on the Social Science Research Network.
Ms Chido enjoys community theatre and sings regularly at her church in downtown Toronto. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Suzanne was a journalist and wrote regularly for the Hamilton Spectator as well as other Canadian and UK publications. She speaks advanced French as well as conversational Italian and Turkish.