November 24, 2023

Brendan Morrison Named a 2023 Lexpert Rising Star

Brendan Morrison was recognized as a leader, change agent, and rising star at last night’s award ceremony at the Liberty Grand in Toronto.

“A seasoned and fearless trial lawyer, Brendan’s litigation practice has extraordinary range – he can, and has, done it all,” says Managing Partner, Monique Jilesen. “He is an exceptional talent, who combines excellence in advocacy with incredible work ethic and skills. He is more than deserving of this honour!”

The Lexpert Rising Star Awards celebrates leading lawyers under the age of 40 who have an outstanding track record of success in their field, are changemakers in the legal industry, leaders in the community, and important contributors to their firm’s success. Brendan embodies each of these qualities. Our clients wholeheartedly agree:

“Brendan is an exceptional litigation lawyer. His strategic mindset, meticulous attention to detail, and persuasive courtroom presence allow his clients to trust their case will be handled with the utmost skill and dedication.”

“Brendan’s a detail-oriented, versatile litigator with exceptional problem-solving and communication skills. Regardless of complexity, he’s a quick study and understands his clients’ interests and orchestrates an appropriate response.”

“Brendan is a natural leader. From the get-go Brendan showed an instinct and flair for the work, an ability to analyze, and hone in on the important points, a marvelous work ethic and a connection with clients well beyond expectations in these formative years. A true rising star.”

On top of being an exceptional litigator and a trusted advisor to clients and colleagues, Brendan has an unparalleled commitment to mentorship. As Co-Chair of our Student Committee, Brendan helps to recruit, retain, and train the next generation of leading trial lawyers. A natural mentor, he insists on providing junior lawyers with many opportunities to develop their skills and get on their feet.

Brendan also devotes considerable time and energy to advancing the legal industry and broader community through thought leadership and committee work. He is an active member of The Advocates' Society’s 10+ Standing Committee, consistently invited to speak and write as an expert on trial advocacy and legal trends, and is a Board Director of the Amici Camping Charity which helps kids from low-income families attend summer camps to foster personal growth.

Congratulations, Brendan!