Canada's leading litigation practice has 22 professionals in the 2014 Best Lawyers list.
TORONTO, Aug. 14, 2013 /CNW/ - The ninth annual ranking of top Canadian lawyers just released by the Best Lawyers publishing group includes nearly two dozen partners and associates of Toronto-based Lenczner Slaght.
Prominent in Best Lawyers since the annual peer ratings were inaugurated in Canada eight years ago, the firm - which focuses exclusively on litigation - is recognized for the excellence of its practitioners in a wide range of areas, from corporate and commercial litigation to professional malpractice to class actions. This year nine additional Lenczner Slaght lawyers join 13 colleagues who have already been recognized as leaders in the profession, based on endorsements from their peers in other firms.
"We're proud to have so many professionals on our team recognized in Best Lawyers," said Peter Griffin, managing partner of Lenczner Slaght. "We know our clients value this further reinforcement of the key strengths we offer: our depth of talent, our wealth of courtroom experience and our long record of success in meeting litigation goals. Indeed, the fact that we've added so many new names to this year's list reflects our continued commitment to recruiting and developing litigators who are among the best in the profession."
This Year's Best Lawyers
A total of 22 Lenczner Slaght lawyers are included in the latest Best Lawyers.
New additions for 2014: Anne E. Posno, Risa M. Kirshblum, Nina Bombier, Matthew Sammon, Eli S. Lederman, Rebecca Jones, Ryan Stewart Breedon, Jaan Lilles, Dena N. Varah.
Previously recognized: Alan J. Lenczner, Ronald G. Slaght, Michael E. Royce, Glenn Smith, Peter Griffin, Linda L. Fuerst, Tom Curry, William C. McDowell, Marguerite Ethier, Peter J. Osborne, Mark Veneziano, Andrew Skodyn, Nadia Campion.
Peter Griffin has been named "Lawyer of the Year" for his leadership in bet-the-company litigation.
Details of the Best Lawyers survey process and ranking criteria can be viewed online at www.bestlawyers.com.
About Best Lawyers
For more than three decades Best Lawyers has published a widely consulted guide to the international legal profession. In 2006 the U.S.-based organization produced its first list of top-ranked lawyers in Canada. Today there are annual Best Lawyers rankings in more than 65 countries worldwide.
Recognized as Canada's leading litigation practice, Lenczner Slaght has successfully represented clients' interests in complex, high-profile cases across the country. The firm's lawyers are distinguished by their depth of courtroom experience, appearing regularly at all levels of the federal and provincial courts and before professional and regulatory tribunals, as well as in mediation and arbitration proceedings. Lenczner Slaght is also known for its wealth of talent: the firm's partners, ranked among the best of their peers nationally, lead a recruitment and mentoring program that attracts gifted litigators who are committed to upholding the highest professional standards.
From commercial disputes, class actions and cross-border disputes to administrative law and professional regulation, Lenczner Slaght brings expert strategy and tactics - backed by rigorous research, skilled data management and solid administrative support - to demanding cases in all areas of litigation. Founded in 1992, the Toronto-based firm has a diverse roster of clients that ranges from individuals and small businesses, to large and multinational companies, to professional associations and regulatory bodies. The firm's 52 lawyers are focused exclusively on litigation.
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