The results are in for the 2009 edition of Best Lawyers in Canada and with 124 lawyers included on the list, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP ranks 1 st in Canada. This is an increase of 23 lawyers from the 2008 edition, signifying the Firm's growth and commitment to excellence in client service.

Practice areas in which BLG ranked first in Canada are: bet-the-company litigation, class action litigation, construction law, energy regulatory law, insurance law, legal malpractice law, mutual funds law, personal injury litigation, product liability law and trusts and estates.

The complete ranking list of our lawyers and the Firm are below.

(*) Indicates lawyers who are listed for the first time in Best Lawyers in Canada.

Calgary

Randall W. Block QC

Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Energy Regulatory Law
Natural Resources Law
Securities Law

Frank R. Foran QC

Bet-the-Company Litigation
Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Director and Officer Liability
Energy Regulatory Law
Insolvency and Financial Restructuring
International Arbitration
Legal Malpractice Law
Natural Resources Law
Securities Law

Nancy L. Golding QC

Trusts and Estates

Josef G. A. Krüger (*)

Insolvency and Financial Restructuring

Patrick T. McCarthy

Insolvency and Financial Restructuring

Ruth M. Spetz

Trusts and Estates

Frank Tosto (*)

Insurance Law

Jeffrey D. Vallis QC

Construction Law

Michael R. Whitt QC

Information Technology Law

Hugh D. Williamson QC

Energy Regulatory Law

 

Montréal

Kenneth S. Atlas

Banking Law
Insolvency and Financial Restructuring

Marie Audren

Class Action Litigation

Daniel Ayotte

Construction Law
Legal Malpractice Law

Lise Bertrand (*)

Intellectual Property Law

P. Jeremy Bolger

Maritime Law

Robert E. Charbonneau

Aviation Law
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Class Action Litigation
Insurance Law
Personal Injury Litigation
Product Liability Law

Saverio Coppola

Entertainment Law

Marc Duchesne

Insolvency and Financial Restructuring

Simon Grégoire

Construction Law

Rosaire Houde

Workers' Compensation Law

Yvan Houle

Construction Law

Patrice Morin (*)

Construction Law

John G. Murphy

Construction Law

Peter G. Pamel

Maritime Law

Alex K. Paterson QC

Personal Injury Litigation

Marilyn Piccini Roy

Trusts and Estates

Jean-René Ranger

Labour and Employment Law

Peter Richardson

Class Action Litigation

Richard W. Shannon

Structured Finance Law

John T. Sullivan

Real Estate Law

Georges R. Thibaudeau

Securities Law

 

Ottawa

Janet E. Bradley

Real Estate Law

J. Bruce Carr-Harris

Administrative and Public Law
Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Insurance Law
Legal Malpractice Law

Bryan Carroll

Insurance Law
Personal Injury Litigation

Vincent J. DeRose

Energy Regulatory Law

Peter K. Doody

Aboriginal Law

Jeremy S. T. Farr

Corporate Law
Mutual Funds Law
Technology Law

Vern Krishna

Tax Law
Trusts and Estates

Thomas V. Ozere (*)

Insurance Law

Guy J. Pratte

Administrative and Public Law
Appellate Law
Class Action Litigation
Corporate and Commercial Litigation

David W. Scott QC

Administrative and Public Law
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Defamation and Media Law
Director and Officer Liability
Insurance Law
Intellectual Property Law
International Arbitration
Legal Malpractice Law
Personal Injury Litigation>
Securities Law

Gerry Stobo

International Trade and Finance Law

Gregory A. Tereposky

International Trade and Finance Law

Peter C. P. Thompson QC

Energy Regulatory Law

 

Toronto

Matthew R. Alter

Construction Law

Richard A. Applebaum

Real Estate Law

Edward A. Ayers

Insurance Law

Timothy P. Bates

Insurance Law
Legal Malpractice Law
Personal Injury Litigation

Keith N. Batten (*)

Insurance Law

Robert B. Bell

Insurance Law
Personal Injury Litigation
Product Liability Law

Linda L. Bertoldi

Corporate Law
Energy Regulatory Law

Peter R. Braund

Insurance Law
Personal Injury Litigation
Product Liability Law

Christopher D. Bredt

Administrative and Public Law
Corporate and Commercial Litigation

Frank S. Callaghan

Corporate Law

William D. T. Carter

Personal Injury Litigation

Adam Chamberlain

Environmental Law

Rebecca Cowdery

Mutual Funds Law

Victoria B. Cowling

Immigration Law

Carol E. Derk

Mutual Funds Law

Brian D. Dingle (*)

Immigration Law

James D. G. Douglas

Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Securities Law

Jonathan F. Dyck

Entertainment Law

Mark J. Fecenko

Information Technology Law

Paul G. Findlay

Corporate Law
Mutual Funds Law

Arthur I. Fish

Trusts and Estates

D. Bruce Garrow

Aviation Law

Morton G. Gross QC

Real Estate Law

John E. Hall

Mutual Funds Law

R. Andrew G. Harrison (*)

Employee Benefits Law

Steven N. Iczkovitz

Real Estate Law

Daphne G. Jarvis (*)

Personal Injury Litigation

Danielle Joel (*)

Trusts and Estates

Robert W. Kitchen (*)

Labour and Employment Law

Ronald M. Kosonic

Private Funds Law

Eva M. Krasa (*)

Tax Law

Freya Kristjanson (*)

Administrative and Public Law
Class Action Litigation

Norman G. Letalik

Product Liability Law

Robert B. MacLellan

Trusts and Estates

Michael J. MacNaughton

Insolvency and Financial Restructuring

Lynn M. McGrade

Mutual Funds Law

Michael K. McKelvey

Personal Injury Litigation

Paul A. D. Mingay (*)

Securities Law

Morton G. Mitchnick (*)

Labour and Employment Law

John J. Morris

Personal Injury Litigation

Brian D. Mulroney

Labour and Employment Law

A. Winn Oughtred (*)

Banking Law

R. Bruce Reynolds

Construction Law

J. Mark Rodger

Energy Regulatory Law

Martin Sclisizzi

Corporate and Commercial Litigation

Richard H. Shaban

Construction Law

Murray B. Shopiro (*)

Real Estate Law

Colleen Spring Zimmerman (*)

Intellectual Property Law

Stephen F. Waqué

Real Estate Law

John F. T. Warren

Mutual Funds Law

Laura M. White

Tax Law

Gordon J. Zimmerman

Intellectual Property Law

 

Vancouver

Donald G. Bird

Banking Law

Ron L. Bozzer (*)

Banking Law

Jason J. Brooks

Mutual Funds Law

Nigel P. H. Cave

Corporate Law

Douglas G. Copland

Intellectual Property Law

Brad W. Dixon

Class Action Litigation

Patrick G. Foy QC

Aboriginal Law

Bradley J. Freedman

Information Technology Law
Intellectual Property Law

Gerald W. Ghikas QC

Class Action Litigation
Corporate and Commercial Litigation
International Arbitration

David C. Longcroft (*)

Real Estate Law

Paul J. Lowry

Energy Regulatory Law

Russell W. Lusk QC

Competition/Antitrust Law

H. Scott McEvoy

Mutual Funds Law

William K. McNaughton

Environmental Law

David L. Mydske

Real Estate Law

Christopher J. O'Connor

Construction Law
Director and Officer Liability
Insurance Law

Vincent R. Orchard QC

Personal Injury Litigation

Deborah H. Overholt

Environmental Law

Robert G. Owen

Natural Resources Law

Fred R. Pletcher

Natural Resources Law

Douglas J. Powrie

Tax Law

Blair A. Rebane

Franchise Law

Tim Sehmer

Banking Law

Robert R. Shouldice

Corporate Law
Energy Regulatory Law

G. Ross Switzer

Environmental Law
Natural Resources Law

Kenneth J. Tyler

Aboriginal Law

Magnus C. Verbrugge (*)

Insolvency and Financial Restructuring

Gary J. Wilson (*)

Trusts and Estate

Practice areas in which BLG is ranked 1st in Canada: 

  • Ranked #1 in CA with 124 attorneys.
  • Ranked #1 in CA in Aviation Law with 2 attorneys.
  • Ranked #1 in CA in Bet-the-Company Litigation with 3 attorneys.
  • Ranked #1 in CA in Class Action Litigation with 7 attorneys.
  • Ranked #1 in CA in Construction Law with 10 attorneys.
  • Ranked #1 in CA in Energy Regulatory Law with 9 attorneys.
  • Ranked #1 in CA in Insurance Law with 12 attorneys.
  • Ranked #1 in CA in Legal Malpractice Law with 5 attorneys.
  • Ranked #1 in CA in Mutual Funds Law with 9 attorneys.
  • Ranked #1 in CA in Personal Injury Litigation with 12 attorneys.
  • Ranked #1 in CA in Product Liability Law with 4 attorneys.
  • Ranked #1 in CA in Trusts and Estates with 8 attorneys.