News Release

23 Lenczner Slaght Lawyers Ranked Among the Best

Nearly half of the firm's 49 lawyers are ranked as leading practitioners and two named "Lawyer of the Year" in the latest Best Lawyers Directory.

August 27, 2014 (Toronto)

The recently published 2015 Best Lawyers annual guide has recognized 23 lawyers from Lenczner Slaght, the country's leading litigation practice. Of those ranked, 11 lawyers increased their preceding recognition to include additional practice areas. In addition to the firm's ranking, Ronald G. Slaght is named "Lawyer of the Year" for leadership in his Appellate Practice while Tom Curry is recognized as "Lawyer of the Year" in the area of Health Care Law.

The Best Lawyers rankings are arrived at through peer review and consultation with an international Advisory Board. "The increasing recognition of the firm's lawyers is a reflection of both the talent we attract and the mentoring and training that is at the heart of our practice" said Peter Griffin, managing partner of Lenczner Slaght. "The number of lawyers who have increased their recognized practice areas in the last year is a measure of the firm's continued commitment to the development of its lawyers."

Lenczner Slaght's Best Lawyers:

* Ranked since 2006

  • *Alan J. Lenczner - Bet-the-Company Litigation, Class Action Litigation, Corporate & Commercial Litigation, Director & Officer Liability, International Arbitration, Legal Malpractice, Securities
  • *Ronald G. Slaght - Appellate Practice, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Class Action Litigation, Corporate & Commercial Litigation, Director & Officer Liability, Intellectual Property, Legal Malpractice, Personal Injury Litigation, Product Liability, Securities
  • *Michael E. Royce - Corporate & Commercial Litigation, Legal Malpractice, Medical Negligence, Personal Injury Litigation
  • *Glenn Smith - Class Action Litigation, Corporate & Commercial Litigation, Insurance, Product Liability
  • *Peter Griffin - Appellate Practice, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Class Action Litigation, Corporate & Commercial Litigation, Director and Officer Liability, Health Care, Insolvency & Financial Restructuring, Legal Malpractice, Securities
  • *Linda L. Fuerst - Class Action Litigation, Corporate & Commercial Litigation, Securities
  • *Tom Curry - Administrative & Public Law, Appellate Practice, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Class Action Litigation, Corporate & Commercial Litigation, Health Care, Legal Malpractice, Medical Negligence, Personal Injury Litigation
  • William C. McDowell - Administrative & Public Law, Class Action Litigation, Corporate & Commercial Litigation, Defamation & Media Law
  • Marguerite F. Ethier - Corporate & Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property
  • *Peter J. Osborne - Corporate & Commercial Litigation, Insolvency & Financial Restructuring, Securities
  • Anne E. Posno - Health Care, Medical Negligence
  • Risa M. Kirshblum - Health Care, Medical Negligence
  • Mark A. Veneziano - Corporate & Commercial Litigation, Health Care
  • Andrew Skodyn - Corporate & Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property
  • Nina Bombier - Health Care, Medical Negligence     
  • Eli Lederman - Corporate & Commercial Litigation, Medical Negligence
  • Matthew Sammon - Medical Negligence
  • Rebecca Jones - Health Care, Medical Negligence
  • Ryan Breedon - Appellate Practice, Health Care, Medical Negligence
  • Jaan Lilles - Health Care, Medical Negligence
  • Dena N. Varah - Health Care
  • Nadia Campion - Securities Law
  • Alexandra Wilbee - Intellectual Property

  • About Best Lawyers:

    Best Lawyers in Canada has conducted peer reviews of Canadian lawyers for 10 years, publishing the first edition of its directory in 2006. Peers are asked to rate nominees on how likely they would be to refer a matter to the nominee if they were unable to handle the matter themselves. Its international Board of Advisors also contributes to its understanding of the legal landscape.