25 Osler lawyers recognized in Benchmark Litigation 2018

Sonia Bjorkquist, Allan Coleman, Jeremy Dacks, Shawn Denstedt, KC, Laura Fric, Tommy Gelbman, Mark A. Gelowitz, Deborah Glendinning, Maureen Killoran, KC, Craig Lockwood, Tristram Mallett, Pooja Mihailovich, David Morritt, Christopher Naudie, Mary Paterson, Éric Préfontaine, Lawrence E. Ritchie, J. Bradley White

Apr 17, 2018

Osler is proud to announce that 25 of its lawyers appear in Benchmark Litigation’s 2018 issue of Benchmark Canada, their annual publication recognizing Canada’s leading litigation lawyers. These 25 lawyers were awarded a total of 23 “Litigation Star,” two “Top Litigator 40 or Under,” and one “Future Star” ranking across several practice areas.

As one client told Benchmark Canada about the firm overall, “Osler is very strong in terms of litigation strategy management” and “I was always confident that our needs took priority.” Osler’s Ontario practice, which is conducted through both its Toronto and Ottawa offices, is ranked as “Highly Recommended” in Benchmark Canada. According to the publication, Osler is considered “one of the province’s more venerated firms.”

Benchmark Canada also positioned Osler’s Montréal office as “Recommended,” praising its litigation bench for its collaborative and team-oriented approach to managing client matters. 

Osler’s Calgary office was also “Recommended” in Benchmark Canada. Home to “some of the firm’s youngest top talent,” the office “houses partners who lay claim to some of the largest and most contentious energy litigation in the province,” according to Benchmark Canada.

We congratulate the following Osler lawyers on their successful inclusion in this year’s issue, in the categories listed:

  • Sonia Bjorkquist (Toronto) — Arbitration; Class Action (Litigation Star)
  • Allan Coleman (Toronto) — General Commercial; Securities (Litigation Star)
  • Jeremy Dacks (Toronto) — Insolvency (Litigation Star)
  • Shawn Denstedt Q.C. (Calgary) — Aboriginal; Environmental; Regulatory Investigations (Litigation Star)
  • Martin Desrosiers (Montréal) — Insolvency (Litigation Star)
  • Colin Feasby (Calgary) — Energy and Natural Resources; General Commercial; Securities (Litigation Star)
  • Laura Fric (Toronto) — Class Action; General Commercial; Securities (Litigation Star)
  • Melanie Gaston (Calgary) — Construction; Energy and Natural Resources; General Commercial; Insolvency; Oil & Gas; Securities (Litigation Star)
  • Thomas Gelbman (Calgary) — Aboriginal; Construction; Energy and Natural Resources; Environmental; General Commercial; Oil & Gas; Securities (Litigation Star)
  • Mark Gelowitz (Toronto) — Class Action; General Commercial; Securities (Litigation Star)
  • Deborah Glendinning (Toronto) — Class Action; Product Liability (Litigation Star)
  • Martin Ignasiak (Calgary) — Aboriginal; Environmental; General Commercial; Regulatory Investigations (Litigation Star)
  • Mahmud Jamal (Toronto) — Class Action; Competition; Constitutional, General Commercial; Tax (Litigation Star)
  • Maureen Killoran Q.C. (Calgary) — Aboriginal; Energy and Natural Resources; General Commercial (Litigation Star)
  • Craig Lockwood (Toronto) — Arbitration; Product Liability (Litigation Star)
  • Larry Lowenstein (Toronto) — Class Action; General Commercial; Securities (Litigation Star)
  • Sylvain Lussier, Ad. E. (Montréal) — Aboriginal; Constitutional; General Commercial (Litigation Star)
  • Tristram Mallett (Calgary) — Class Action; General Commercial; Securities (Litigation Star)
  • Pooja Mihailovich (Toronto) — Tax (Top Litigator 40 or Under)
  • David Morritt (Toronto) — Class Action (Litigation Star)
  • Christopher Naudie (Toronto) — Class Action; Competition (Litigation Star)
  • Mary Paterson (Toronto) — Arbitration; Bankruptcy; Class Action; General Commercial (Future Star, Top Litigator 40 or Under)
  • Éric Préfontaine (Montréal) — Class Action (Litigation Star)
  • Larry Ritchie (Toronto) — Securities; White Collar Crime (Litigation Star)
  • J. Bradley White (Ottawa) — Intellectual Property (Litigation Star)

For a complete list of Osler’s rankings, please click here [PDF].

The results in Benchmark Canada are “a culmination of a four-month research period,” including “extensive interviews with litigators and their clients.”

For additional information, please visit Benchmark Litigation