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Dena* is professional but fearless in advancing her clients’ interests. She has a broad trial and appellate practice, appearing before all levels of court in Ontario. She is consistently recognized by Best Lawyers for her particular expertise in Health Law. Dena is grace§ and tenacity in complex, demanding cases of all sizes across diverse industries, notably professional negligence. Dena excels under pressure , and her tenacity and focus serve her clients well in court. Dena is also an esteemed presenter and lecturer in education programs facilitated by the Law Society of Ontario and the University of Toronto. .



Dena N. Varah (she/her)

is a partner at Lenczner Slaght.

Dena's practice has broad scope, encompassing corporate and commercial litigation, shareholder disputes and oppression claims, contract issues, professional negligence cases, employment/wrongful dismissal matters and administrative and insurance law. She has often appeared in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Appeal, as well as before administrative tribunals and in private arbitrations. She clerked for the judges of the Court of Appeal before joining Lenczner Slaght.

Dena has taught in continuing legal education programs presented by the Law Society of Ontario, The Advocates' Society and the Ontario Bar Association. She is also co-chair at the University of Toronto Academic Tribunal.

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  • The Advocates' Society

  • Canadian Bar Association

  • Ontario Bar Association

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  • Benchmark Canada (2018-2024)

    Litigation Star - Class Action, Commercial, Insurance, Securities

  • Benchmark Litigation (2017-2019)

    Under 40 Hotlist

  • Best Lawyers in Canada (2014-2024)

    Corporate & Commercial Litigation, Health Care Law, Medical Negligence

  • Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (2017-2024)

    Litigation - Corporate Commercial, Medical Negligence, Professional Liability

  • Chambers Canada (2023-2024)

    Healthcare: Contentious (Nationwide – Canada)

  • Gale Cup Moot


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

  • McCarthy Tetrault National Award for Academic Excellence

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