Profile

PETER GRIFFIN is Managing Partner and one of the five founding partners at Lenczner Slaght.

"One of the top lawyers in Toronto, if not the top – he's a tough, aggressive but fair and smart commercial litigator who you can rely on, as he has fantastic judgment." – Chambers Global Client Guide

Peter is recognized by his peers as one of the top litigators in Canada, particularly in the areas of corporate commercial litigation, class actions, securities matters, insolvency, and professional and director/officer liability. He has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario and the common-law provinces, and before the Supreme Court of Canada. Peter has been recognized by Canadian Lawyer as one of Canada's 25 Most Influential Lawyers and named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers for his leadership in Corporate and Commercial Litigation (2017, Toronto).

Peter has extensive experience in complex cross-border litigation, especially as it relates to both class proceedings and insolvency and restructuring. He regularly advises boards of directors and national and multinational corporations with respect to their obligations.  He is retained as counsel of choice on appeal. He frequently represents clients in arbitration and acts as an arbitrator in contested arbitration proceedings. Peter is constantly sought out as an expert speaker on advocacy, shareholder disputes, class actions, professional liability and insolvency and restructuring.

Peter is past President of The Advocates' Society, a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and past Chair of the American College of Trial Lawyers Ontario Committee.

Bar Admissions:
Ontario (1980)
Education:
Queen's University (1977) LLB
Carleton University (1974) BA