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.