Judgment Enforcement

Our firm has particular expertise in judgment enforcement with an arsenal of other tools that ensure that if judgment debtor has the means to pay, we can almost always find a way to enforce the judgment.  We regularly enforce judgments obtained for our clients by other law firms and paralegals. 

As with all our services, we enforce judgments on a no-recovery, no-fee basis to give access to justice to judgment creditors who run out of money or desire to pay traditional hourly or block fees.  Unfortunately, many creditors are surprised when they win a judgment only to find out that this does not bring them in any money.  They are surprised that the time and fees they invested in “winning the case” just leads to more time and fees to enforce the judgment, fees that may be “throwing good money after bad”.

On a no-recovery, no-fee basis we identify an enforcement avenue then enforce your judgment through garnishing wages, bank accounts or other liquid assets or forcing the sale of real estate using the judicially-supervised sale process we pioneered in Ontario that the court called “an evolution and improvement in the common law” (click here for an article written by Mr. Christensen on the enforcement options published in The Lawyers Weekly).

We have built on that ground-breaking court ruling to develop a legal process for efficiently obtaining court orders against third parties with knowledge of hidden assets and income sources to disclose them.  This enables us to find enforcement avenues that the best asset-tracing services are blocked from finding because of privacy legislation. 

Contingency based collection means that payment for our work is contingent upon our success. If we are unsuccessful in our attempts to collect, you pay no fee.


Collectrite Credit Bureau Collections referred our office to the Christensen Law Firm after recovering $42,000 of a $140,000 delinquent debt owed to us by a commercial customer. Due to the poor results that we had in the past with paying lawyers by the hour, we were leaning towards writing off the remainder of the debt. Mr. Christensen put his money where his mouth is and offered to work on a contingency fee basis and charge only for upfront court costs. They assumed we were paying Mr. Christensen by the hour and would fold, but he was true to his word and didn’t charge any hourly fees; just a percentage of what he recovered. Mr. Christensen first won a motion for summary judgment on our behalf in Superior Court. Christensen Law Firm recovered $117,000 on our original debt of $98,000. Using Christensen Law Firm not only obtained the money that was owing to us; but it also gave us the satisfaction to see someone who had lied to us, cheated us and made false accusations against us; be held accountable and proven wrong in court.

- Tom Smith, Registered Insurance Broker, John F. Smith Insurance Brokers Ltd.