Twelve lawyers from Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG), Canada's largest law firm, have been recognized as 2012 Lawyer of the Year by The Best Lawyers in Canada®, an independent peer-review publication in the legal profession.

We are proud to announce BLG's 2012 Lawyers of the Year:

  • Linda Bertoldi – Toronto Energy Regulatory Law Lawyer of the Year
  • Katherine Cooligan – Ottawa Family Law Lawyer of the Year
  • Rebecca Cowdery – Toronto Mutual Funds Law Lawyer of the Year
  • Peter Doody – Ottawa Aboriginal Law Lawyer of the Year
  • Frank Foran, QC – Calgary Director and Officer Liability Lawyer of the Year
  • Patrick McCarthy, QC – Calgary Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Lawyer of the Year
  • Christopher O'Connor, QC – Vancouver Director and Officer Liability Lawyer of the Year
  • Tom Ozere – Ottawa Personal Injury Litigation Lawyer of the Year
  • Alex K. Paterson, QC – Montréal Personal Injury Litigation Lawyer of the Year
  • Marilyn Piccini Roy – Montréal Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year
  • Guy Pratte – Ottawa Administrative and Public Law Lawyer of the Year
  • Greg Tereposky – Ottawa International Trade and Finance Law Lawyer of the Year

Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding lawyers by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers.

The lawyers being honoured as Lawyer of the Year have received particularly high ratings in Best Lawyers’ surveys by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism and integrity. Only one lawyer in each specialty in each community is honoured as the Lawyer of the Year.

BLG was ranked number one in Canada by The Best Lawyers in Canada® 2012 for having the most lawyers listed overall.