Toronto (October 25, 2010) – Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG), Canada's largest law firm, received recognition as six lawyers were named Lawyer of the Year 2011 by The Best Lawyers in Canada, an independent peer-review publication in the legal professional.

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

  • Bryan Carroll – Best Lawyers' 2011 Ottawa Insurance Lawyer of the Year.
  • Jeremy S.T. Farr – Best Lawyers' 2011 Ottawa Corporate Lawyer of the Year.
  • Frank R. Foran QC – Best Lawyers' 2011 Calgary Corporate and Commercial Litigator of the Year.
  • Christopher J. O'Connor QC – Best Lawyers' 2011 Vancouver Construction Lawyer of the Year.
  • David Scott QC – Best Lawyers' 2011 Ottawa Corporate and Commercial Litigator of the Year.
  • Prema K. Thiele – Best Lawyers' 2011 Toronto Mutual Funds 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 2011 for the most number of lawyers listed overall.

About BLG

With more than 750 lawyers, intellectual property agents, and other professionals working in six major Canadian cities, BLG is the largest Canadian full-service law firm focusing on business law, litigation and intellectual property solutions. BLG provides bilingual services in virtually every area of law, and represents a wide range of regional, national and multinational organizations. For further information, visit

For more information, please contact:

Tricia Weagant
Ketchum Public Relations (for BLG)