March 9, 2020

Peter J. Osborne Inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers

Congratulations to Peter J. Osborne who has been made a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Peter was inducted at a ceremony held on Saturday, March 7, 2020 in Tucson, Arizona.

Fellowship in this leading organization of preeminent litigators in North America is only extended to “those experienced trial lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality.”

Candidates must possess the following qualities:

  • Be unquestionably and eminently qualified
  • Be regarded as the best in their state/province
  • Have high ethical and moral standards, as well as, excellent character
  • Be actively engaged in trial work for a minimum of 15 years

Tom Curry, Managing Partner of Lenczner Slaght said:

“We congratulate Peter on this deserving recognition – he represents all of the qualities of an exemplary advocate. He has achieved great success in cases of all kinds in courtrooms across the country and is committed to the highest ideals of the profession. We are very proud that our long relationship with The American College of Trial Lawyers continues.”

Peter is one of Canada’s leading litigators. Peter has a broad civil litigation and administrative law practice encompassing cross-border commercial disputes, complex cross-border restructuring and insolvency cases, class actions and securities matters, as well as professional malpractice litigation and disciplinary proceedings.

Peter routinely advises shareholders, officers, directors, special committees and boards of public as well as private companies in crisis situations and shareholder and governance disputes. He also acts for such clients in the context of cross-border litigation and insolvency proceedings.

Peter was counsel to the Government of Canada in the litigation and related insolvency proceedings around the tobacco smuggling, which yielded the largest civil settlement in Canadian history. He has also helped oversee the restructuring of some of Canada’s largest companies.

About the American College of Trial Lawyers

The American College of Trial Lawyers is a distinguished organization of trial lawyers in North America, dedicated to maintaining and improving the standards of trial practice, professionalism, ethics and the administration of justice. There are currently more than 5,700 Fellows across the U.S. and Canada. However, membership can never be more than 1% of the total lawyer population of any state or province. Eligible lawyers are called to Fellowship in the College from all branches of trial practice and include advocates who represent plaintiffs or defendants in civil proceedings of all types, as well as prosecutors and criminal defense lawyers. The College is thus able to speak with a balanced voice on important issues affecting the administration of justice.