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Seventy-five lawyers named in the 2017 Canadian Legal Lexpert™ Directory

The 2017 Canadian Legal Lexpert™ Directory lists 75 Stewart McKelvey lawyers who have been recognized by their peers as being leading practitioners in their fields.

Lexpert™ conducts an annual peer review survey to determine its national listing, designed as a comprehensive guide to Canada’s leading legal talent. This year, our lawyers were listed in a variety of areas, including banking and finance, labour and employment, mergers and acquisitions, estate and planning, intellectual property and insurance.

Lewis Andrews, QC
Art Barry, QC
Daniela Bassan
Karen Bennett-Clayton
Ian Bilek
Dan Boone, QC
Christa Brothers, QC
Lydia Bugden
Andrew Burke
Mark Bursey
George Caines, QC
Hugh Cameron
Spencer Campbell, QC
Level Chan
Maurice Chiasson, QC
Janet Clark, CPHR
Sheree Conlon, QC
Geoffrey Connolly, QC, P.Eng.
Jim Cruickshank
James Dickson, QC, P.Eng.
Robert Dysart
Paul Festeryga, QC
Lawrence Freeman, QC
Jim Gormley, QC
Bruce Grant, QC
Robert Grant, QC
Elizabeth Haldane
Paul Harquail, ACIArb
Neil Jacobs, QC
Brian Johnston, QC
Colleen Keyes
Neal Leard
Charles LeBlond, QC
James LeMesurier, QC
Fraser MacFadyen
Geoffrey Machum, QC, ICD.D.
Robert MacKeigan, QC
Deanne MacLeod
Douglas Mathews, QC
Timothy Matthews, QC
Allison McCarthy
Carman McCormick, QC
Kenneth McCullogh, QC
Frederick McElman, CM, QC
John McFarlane, QC
Peter McLellan, QC
Gerald McMackin, QC
David Miller, QC
Greg Moores
Will Moreira, QC, FCIArb
James Murphy
Murray Murphy, QC, CPHR
Richard Niedermayer, TEP
Scott Norton, QC
Colin Piercey
Christine Pound
Charles Reagh
André Richard, QC
Rory Rogers, QC
Nancy Rubin, QC
Maureen Ryan
Mick Ryan, QC
Rebecca Saturley
Colm St. Roch Seviour
Barbara Smith, QC
Harold Smith, QC
Paul Smith
David Stewart, QC
Lawrence Stordy, QC
Gavin Stuttard
Ian Sutherland
Brian Tabor, QC
James Travers, QC
Ian Wallace
Kim Walsh



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