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Brendan* will find the path to victory for his clients. That’s good news for his clients, who he represents in corporate and commercial litigation, professional liability cases, and shareholder and employment disputes. Brendan plays§ hard for his clients, whether it is in the courtroom, boardroom or a private mediation. He earns the respect of his colleagues and the confidence of his clients based on his efficient and creative problem-solving skills, which he uses to navigate complex and stressful disputes and to win the best outcome for his clients. A natural leader, Brendan received the Gordon Cressy Award for Leadership in law school. He is also an avid athlete, who can be found at hockey arenas around the GTA. .

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Brendan F. Morrison

is a partner at Lenczner Slaght.

Brendan is an experienced trial lawyer with a focus on corporate and commercial litigation, shareholder and employment disputes, fraud, defamation, professional liability, and civil sexual assault. As counsel to both plaintiffs and defendants, Brendan has a record of success guiding his clients through their most challenging legal problems.

Brendan has appeared before all levels of courts, including the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Court of Appeal, the Federal Court, the Federal Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court of Canada. He also represents clients before courts of other provinces and various administrative tribunals such as the Capital Markets Tribunal, the Human Rights Tribunal, and the discipline tribunals of the Ontario College of Massage Therapists and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.

Brendan is consistently listed by Lexpert and Best Lawyers as a leading specialist in corporate commercial litigation, medical negligence and defamation. He is a member of The Advocates’ Society's Mid-Career Advocates Standing Committee, and is the Co-Chair of Lenczner Slaght’s Student Committee.

Brendan earned numerous awards for his achievements at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, where he represented the school at the Phillip C. Jessup International Moot Competition and the Arnup Cup for Trial Advocacy. He also served as Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of International Law & International Relations and was awarded the Gordon Cressy award for leadership.

In 2023, Brendan was recognized as a Lexpert Rising Star for his exceptional advocacy, excellent client service, and his exemplary leadership in the profession.

Brendan speaks fluent Spanish and French.

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  • The Advocates' Society - Mid-Career Advocates' Standing Committee Member

  • Canadian Bar Association

  • Ontario Bar Association

  • The Commercial Bar Association

  • Amici Camping Charity - Board of Directors

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  • Lexpert Rising Stars (2023)

    Leading Lawyers Under 40

  • Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (2020-2023)

    Litigation - Corporate Commercial, Medical Negligence, Professional Liability

  • Lexpert Special Edition: Canada's Leading Litigation Lawyers (2020-2023)

  • Best Lawyers in Canada (2020-2024)

    Corporate & Commercial Litigation, Defamation & Media Law, Healthcare Law, Medical Negligence

  • Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award (2011)

    University of Toronto

  • Laskin Award in Constitutional Law (2009)

    University of Toronto

  • Valedictorian (2006)

    University of King's College

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