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Close to 100 Stewart McKelvey lawyers recognized as Best Lawyers in Canada© 2017, a quarter of which have been named “Lawyer of the Year”

Best Lawyers in Canada© 2017 has recognized 91 lawyers from Stewart McKelvey, representing 44 areas of practice, as leaders in their fields, 24 of which have also been named a Best Lawyers® 2017 “Lawyer of the Year”. Due to the high number of individuals recognized, Stewart McKelvey has also been awarded a “top listed” designation by Best Lawyers.

Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer-review and allows leading lawyers to share their opinion about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical and legal practice area. The “Lawyer of the Year” designation is given to the lawyer in each practice and metropolitan area with the highest overall peer-feedback. And “top listed” designations are given to firms with the most listed lawyers in a specific location and practice area.

Best Lawyers in Canada 2017:

Lewis Andrews, QC Richard Hirsch Susan Norman
Rob Aske Neil Jacobs Scott Norton, QC
Andrea Baldwin Brian Johnston, QC Stephen Penney
Art Barry, QC Paul Kiley Colin Piercey
Clarence Bennett Cathy Lahey, QC John Plowman, QC
Cynthia Benson Thomas Laughlin Charles Reagh
Dan Boone, QC Neal Leard André Richard, QC
Christa Brothers, QC Charles LeBlond, QC Rory Rogers, QC
Wayne Bruce James LeMesurier, QC Nancy Rubin, QC
Lydia Bugden Fraser MacFadyen Maureen Ryan
Andrew Burke Geoffrey Machum, QC,
ICD.D.
Mick Ryan, QC
Mark Bursey Robert MacKeigan,  QC Rebecca Saturley
George Caines, QC Thomas MacQuarrie, QC Colm St. Roch Seviour
Spencer Campbell, QC Douglas Mathews, QC Barbara Smith, QC
Maurice Chiasson, QC Timothy Matthews, QC Harold Smith, QC
Janet Clark, CHRP Allison McCarthy Paul Smith
Tracey Clements, QC Carman McCormick, QC David Stewart, QC
Geoffrey Connolly, QC,
P.Eng
.
Kenneth McCullogh, QC Lawrence Stordy, QC
Paul Coxworthy Frederick McElman, CM,
QC
Gavin Stuttard
Jim Cruickshank John MacFarlane, QC Ian Sutherland
James Dickson, QC,
P.Eng
.
Peter McLellan, QC Brian Tabor, QC
Rick Dunlop Gerald McMackin, QC Chantal Thibodeau
Robert Dysart David Miller, QC Candace Thomas
Paul Festeryga, QC Patricia Mitchell James Travers, QC
Andrew Fraser Greg Moores Robert Vincent, QC
Jim Gormley, QC Will Moreira, QC, FCIArb Ian Wallace
Bruce Grant, QC Sacha Morisset Kim Walsh
Robert Grant, QC Perlene Morrison Shelley Wood
Elizabeth Haldane James Murphy Rodney Zbediak
Gregory Harding Murray Murphy, QC,
CHRP
Paul Harquail, ACIArb Richard Niedermayer,
TEP

 

Best Lawyers 2017 “Lawyer of the Year”:

Lewis Andrews, QC – Insurance Law
Art Barry, QC – Construction Law
Dan Boone, QC – Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Christa Brothers, QC – Personal Injury Litigation
Lydia Bugden – Corporate Law
Tracey Clements, QC – Insurance Law
Jim Cruickshank – Tax Law
James Dickson, QC, P.Eng – Banking and Finance Law
Robert Grant, QC – Energy Regulatory Law
Neil Jacobs – Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law
Paul Kiley – Banking and Finance Law
Charles LeBlond, QC – Insurance Law
Douglas Mathews, QC – Real Estate Law
Carman McCormick, QC – Health Care Law
Kenneth McCullogh, QC – Corporate and Commercial Litigation
John McFarlane, QC – Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law
Gerald McMackin, QC – Trusts and Estates
Richard Niedermayer, TEP – Trusts and Estates
Scott Norton, QC – Legal Malpractice Law
Stephen Penney – Administrative and Public Law
Maureen Ryan – Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Paul Smith – Securities Law
Gavin Stuttard – Securities Law
James Travers, QC – Corporate Law

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