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The Best Lawyers™ in Canada lists Firm lawyers as leaders in more than 40 practice areas

In the 16th edition of The Best Lawyers™ in Canada, 78 lawyers from Stewart McKelvey are listed as leaders in 44 different practice areas. Fifteen of these individuals have also been recognized as a Best Lawyers® 2022 “Lawyer of the Year”, which is given to those in each practice and metropolitan area with the highest overall peer feedback.

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.

Rob Aske Art Barry, QC Daniela Bassan, QC
Clarence Bennett Cynthia Benson, QC Ian Bilek
Rémy Boudreau Lydia Bugden, QC Andrew Burke
Mark Bursey, TEP Hugh Cameron, QC Spencer Campbell, QC
Level Chan Maurice Chiasson, QC Janet Clark, CPHR
Jonathan Coady, QC Sheree Conlon, QC Geoffrey Connolly, QC, P.Eng.
Paul Coxworthy Jim Cruickshank James Dickson, QC, P.Eng.
Rick Dunlop Luc Elsliger Paul Festeryga, QC 
Andrew Fraser, QC Robert Grant QC Paul Harquail, ACIArb
Richard Hirsch Neil Jacobs, QC Sadira Jan
Brian Johnston, QC Colleen Keyes Paul Kiley
Cathy Lahey, QC Thomas Laughlin, QC Neal L.D. Leard
James LeMesurier, QC Fraser MacFadyen Geoffrey Machum, QC, ICD.D
Robert MacKeigan, QC Timothy Matthews, QC Allison McCarthy
Kenneth McCullogh, QC Frederick McElman, CM, QC Peter McLellan, QC
Gerald McMackin, QC Greg Moores Will Moreira, QC, FCIArb
Sacha Morisset Perlene Morrison James Murphy
Murray Murphy, QC, CPHR Richard Niedermayer, QC, TEP Susan Norman
Stephen Penney Colin Piercey Christine Pound, ICD.D
Charles Reagh André Richard, QC Rory Rogers, QC
Nancy Rubin, QC Maureen Ryan, QC Mick Ryan, QC
Rebecca Saturley Colm St. Roch Seviour, QC Barbara Smith, QC
Harold Smith, QC Paul Smith Lawrence Stordy, QC
Gavin Stuttard Ian Sutherland Brian Tabor, QC
Mark Tector Chantal Thibodeau, QC James Travers, QC
Kim Walsh Shelley Wood Rodney Zdebiak

Best Lawyers® 2022 “Lawyer of the Year”:

Rob Aske, Halifax – Technology Law
Daniela Bassan, QC, Halifax – Intellectual Property Law
Clarence Bennett, Saint John – Labour and Employment Law
Cynthia Benson, QC, Saint John – Insurance Law
Andrew Burke, Halifax – Securities Law
Jonathan Coady, QC, Charlottetown – Administrative and Public Law
Paul Coxworthy, St. John’s – Health Care Law
Colleen Keyes, Halifax – Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
Allison McCarthy, Fredericton – Banking and Finance Law
Christine Pound, ICD.D, Halifax – Banking and Finance Law
Rory Rogers, QC, Halifax – Construction Law
Rebecca Saturley, Halifax – Labour and Employment Law
Paul Smith, Saint John – Corporate Law
Ian Sutherland, Halifax – Real Estate Law
Chantal Thibodeau, QC, Moncton – Insurance Law



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