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Gowling WLG achieves strong showing in 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada

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August 22, 2017

The 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada has been published — and Gowling WLG has earned yet another impressive showing, with 298 rankings across 50 practice areas. These results surpass those of last year and represent another strong performance for the firm in one of the world’s leading legal directories.

Distinguishing the top law firms in Canada for specific practice areas, Best Lawyers has also named Gowling WLG “Firm of the Year” for Advertising & Marketing Law and Medical Negligence

Furthermore, 11 Gowling WLG professionals have been named “Lawyer of the Year” — a substantial accolade given to the individual lawyer with the highest voting average in their region and practice area.

The following professionals were named “Lawyer of the Year”:

By number of lawyers listed, Gowling WLG was also the “Top Listed” law firm in Canada, for Advertising & Marketing LawBiotechnology Law, Information Technology Law, Intellectual Property Law and Technology Law. The firm also earned similar “Top Listed” honours across an additional 31 provincial and local categories.

Overall, 185 individual Gowling WLG professionals were included in the guide, with 71 lawyers listed in more than one area:

Aboriginal Law
Jean-Sébastien Clément
Brian A. Crane, QC
François Dandonneau

Administrative and Public Law
Brian A. Crane, QC
François Dandonneau
François L'Heureux

Laura B. Stewart
Wendy J. Wagner 

Advertising and Marketing Law 
Daniel Cole
Brian R. Fraser
Paule Hamelin
John G. Leckie
Brenda L. Pritchard
Lewis Retik
André Rivest
Susan Vogt 

Alternative Dispute Resolution 
Luc Deshaies 
Archie Rabinowitz 
Kenneth J. Warren, QC 
Michael S.F. Watson 
D. Lynne Watt

Appellate Practice
Brian A. Crane, QC
Louis A. Frapporti

Asset-Based Lending Practice
David B. Kierans

Banking and Finance Law
David F.W. Cohen
Guy David
David B. Kierans 
Scott McLeman 
Susan D. Rosen 
Leigh Ann Sheather 
Derrick Tay 
William J. Walker 
Derek Winnett

Bet-the-Company Litigation
Ross F. Earnshaw

Biotechnology Law
Paul Armitage
Anthony G. Creber
Hélène D'Iorio
Brian G. Kingwell
Anita Nador
John Norman
Christopher C. Van Barr 

Class Action Litigation
Sandra Barton
David C. Bishop
John E. Callaghan
Scott Kugler 
Peter J. Lukasiewicz
Steven I. Sofer
Mary M. Thomson
William L. Vanveen 

Commercial Leasing Law
Julie Desrochers
Stacey J. Handley
Susan D. Rosen
Laurie J. Sanderson 
Darren J. Taylor 
François Viau

Competition / Antitrust Law 
William L. Vanveen

Construction Law
Neil S. Abbott
Ross F. Earnshaw
Louis-Pierre Grégoire
Brian G. Kapusianyk, QC
J. Barrie Marshall, QC
Kerry R. Powell 

Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Sandra Barton
David C. Bishop
Joëlle Boisvert
Todd J. Burke
John E. Callaghan
Clifford I. Cole
Brian A. Crane, QC
Ross F. Earnshaw
Louis A. Frapporti
Peter J. Lukasiewicz
Martin L. Palleson
James S. Peacock, QC
Guy Poitras
Malcolm N. Ruby
Steven I. Sofer

Denis St-Onge
Shayne P. Strukoff, QC
Kenneth J. Warren, QC
Michael S.F. Watson 

Corporate Governance Practice 
Gary D. Graham

Corporate Law
Edward (Ted) G. Betts 
Guy David 
Robert Dorion 
Cynthia L. Elderkin 
Peter D. Fairey 
Paul H. Harricks 
Derek S. Keay 
Pierre Lissoir 
W. David Petras 
Wayne B. Warren 

Defamation and Media Law
Mark Bantey
Richard G. Dearden 
Wendy J. Wagner

Director and Officer Liability Practice
Robert L. Armstrong
David C. Bishop
Kenneth J. Warren, QC

Energy Law 
Adam Chamberlain 
Richard Gushue, QC 
Paul H. Harricks 
John Hurley 
David J. McFadden, QC 
Ian A. Mondrow 
James H. Smellie

Energy Regulatory Law 
Adam Chamberlain 
Paule Hamelin 
Paul H. Harricks 
John Hurley 
Pierre Legault 
Ian A. Mondrow 
James H. Smellie 

Environmental Law
Wally Braul 
Adam Chamberlain 
Harry Dahme 
Jennifer Danahy 
Mira Gauvin 
Mark L. Madras 
Natalie Mullins 
Rod Northey 

Equipment Finance Law
David B. Kierans

Family Law
Carol A. Crawford 

Franchise Law
Joëlle Boisvert
Peter VanVliet Snell
Debi M. Sutin 

Health Care Law
Domenic A. Crolla
Donald J. Dow
Maureen Murphy
Robert Sheahan
Mary M. Thomson

Immigration Law
Bill MacGregor

Information Technology Law
Paul Armitage
Regina M. Corrigan
Stephen Cross 
Peter D. Fairey 
Robert A. Fashler 
Derek S. Keay 
Brian Y. Lee 
Parna Sabet-Stephenson

Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law
Patrice Benoit
Colin D. Brousson
Andrew Bury, QC
John I. McLean, QC
Clifton P. Prophet
Lorne W. Segal
Denis St-Onge
Derrick Tay

Insurance Law
Mike Adlem
David C. Bishop 
Mark O. Charron 
Owen Jones 
Brian G. Kapusianyk, QC 
Pasquale C. Peloso 
Paul J. Stein, QC

Intellectual Property Law
Paul D. Blanchard
James H. Buchan 
Shelagh Carnegie
Stéphane E. Caron
Regina M. Corrigan
Monique M. Couture
Anthony G. Creber
Michael Crichton
Hélène D'Iorio
Robert A. Fashler
Stephen Ferance
Brian R. Fraser
Douglas G.H. Fyfe
Kelly Gill
Doak Horne
Scott Jolliffe
Brian G. Kingwell
Brian Y. Lee
James E. Longwell
Robert A. MacDonald
Frank Mulock
Christopher J. Pibus
Brenda L. Pritchard
Marc Richard
Kevin Sartorio
Patrick Stewart Smith
Giovanna Spataro
Jane B.H. Steinberg
Christopher C. Van Barr
Susan Vogt
Jennifer L. Wilkie 

International Trade and Finance Law 
Richard G. Dearden 
Wendy J. Wagner

Labour and Employment Law
David J. Corry, QC
Allen V. Craig
Luc Deshaies
P.A. Neena Gupta
Mark Josselyn
David K. Law
Laura L. Mensch
Pierre Pilote
Melanie Polowin
Elisa Scali

Legal Malpractice Law
Ross F. Earnshaw

Medical Negligence 
Daniel Boivin 
Taryn C. Burnett 
Domenic A. Crolla 
Donald J. Dow 
Megan L. McMahon 
Paul A. Millican 
James S. Peacock, QC 
Karen Pirie 
Tim Ryan 
Laura B. Stewart 
Mary M. Thomson 

Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Robert Dorion
Peter D. Fairey

Brett A. Kagetsu
Cyndi D. Laval
W. Ian Palm
Kathleen M. Ritchie 

Mining Law 
Brett A. Kagetsu 
Cyndi D. Laval 
Stuart M. Olley 
Kathleen M. Ritchie 
France M. Tenaille

Municipal Law
John S. Doherty
Michael S. Polowin 

Natural Resources Law
John Hurley
James H. Smellie
Tina M. Woodside 

Oil & Gas Law 
Richard Gushue, QC 
Ian A. Mondrow 
James H. Smellie

Personal Injury Litigation
Mark O. Charron
Domenic A. Crolla
Donald J. Dow
Brian G. Kapusianyk, QC
Paul A. Millican
James S. Peacock, QC
Paul J. Stein, QC
Mary M. Thomson

Private Funds Law
Luc Lissoir 
W. Ian Palm 
Andre G. Poles

Product Liability Law
David C. Bishop
Domenic A. Crolla
Brian G. Kapusianyk, QC
James S. Peacock, QC
Malcolm N. Ruby
Paul J. Stein, QC
Mary M. Thomson
Alan West 

Project Finance Law
Merie-Anne Beavis
Darryl J. Brown
Paul H. Harricks
Faithe H. Holder
David B. Kierans 

Public Procurement Law
Phuong T.V. Ngo

Real Estate Law
Darryl J. Brown
Julie Desrochers
Stacey J. Handley
Wayne A. Kerrick
Alain Lalonde
Mark A. McHughan
Andrew L. Oppenheim, QC
Michael S. Polowin
Laurie J. Sanderson 
Darren J. Taylor

Securities Law
Daniel M. Allen
Guy David 
Brett A. Kagetsu 
Cyndi D. Laval 
Luc Lissoir 
Martin L. Palleson 
Kathleen M. Ritchie 
Jason A. Saltzman 
Steven I. Sofer 
Tina M. Woodside 

Tax Law 
Steven Baum 
Brian Cohen
Daniel Lacelle
Greg Lindsey
John Sorensen
David P. Stevens 

Technology Law
Paul Armitage
Regina M. Corrigan 
Stephen Cross
Keith Desjardins
Robert A. Fashler
Thomas K. Hunter
Derek S. Keay
Brian Y. Lee
W. Ian Palm
W. David Petras

Trusts and Estates 
Douglas D. Buchmayer 
Carole Chouinard 
Brian Cohen 
Robert R. Hagerman 
David Lobl 
Archie Rabinowitz 
David P. Stevens

Workers’ Compensation Law
David K. Law



 


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