Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) is the only national law firm to be ranked "Highly Recommended" in Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Québec – all of the jurisdictions it practises in – in the first edition of Benchmark Litigation – The Definitive Guide to Canada's Leading Litigation Firms and Lawyers. In total, 29 BLG lawyers were recognized as "Local Litigation Stars" and "Future Stars" in the guide.

"[BLG's litigators] are of very high quality, very ethical," the guide quoted one source as saying. "Borden Ladner lawyers are among the very best," said another source.

Benchmark Canada is an off-shoot of the annual Benchmark Litigation guide, the only legal ranking publication to focus exclusively on litigation in the US. The guide's results are the culmination of a four month research period during which researchers conducted extensive interviews with litigators and their clients across Canada and examined recent casework handled by the Firms.

For the complete list of BLG lawyers who are featured in the Guide, please see below:

  • Stephen Antle, Vancouver – Commercial Litigation
  • Marie Audren, Montréal – Class Actions, Commercial Litigation, Insurance, Product Liability, Securities
  • Randall Block, Calgary – Energy Litigation
  • Christopher Bredt, Toronto – Class Actions; Commercial Litigation
  • Timothy Buckley, Toronto – Class Actions
  • Bruce Carr-Harris, Ottawa – Commercial Litigation, Construction Litigation, Intellectual Property, Product Liability
  • Robert Charbonneau, Montréal – Class Actions, Insurance, Product Liability
  • David Crerar, Vancouver – Future Star
  • Robert Deane, Vancouver – Commercial Litigation, Competition, Intellectual Property, International Arbitration
  • Alexander De Zordo, Montréal – Commercial Litigation, Insurance
  • Brad Dixon, Vancouver – Class Actions, Commercial Litigation
  • James Douglas, Toronto – Class Actions, Commercial Litigation, Securities
  • Frank Foran, Calgary – Arbitration, Commercial Litigation, Energy Litigation
  • Patrick Foy, Vancouver – Aboriginal Law, Appellate
  • Bradley Freedman, Vancouver – Intellectual Property
  • Gerald Ghikas, QC, Vancouver – Class Actions, Commercial Litigation, Energy Litigation, International Arbitration, Securities
  • François Grondin, Montréal – Commercial Litigation, Environmental Law
  • Josef Krüger, Calgary – Commercial Litigation, Insolvency, International Arbitration
  • Kevin LaRoche, Ottawa – Intellectual Property
  • Patrick McCarthy, Calgary – Insolvency
  • Evan Nuttall, Calgary – Future Star
  • Christopher O'Connor, QC, Vancouver – Commercial Litigation, Construction Litigation, Insurance
  • Vincent Orchard, Vancouver – Aboriginal Law, Civil Litigation, Class Actions, Insurance, Personal Injury, Product Liability
  • Guy Pratte, Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal – Commercial Litigation
  • Martin Sclisizzi, Toronto – Class Actions, Commercial Litigation
  • David Scott, Ottawa – Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property, Personal Injury
  • David Sherriff-Scott, Ottawa – Commercial Litigation, Professional Liability
  • Michael Skene, Vancouver – Future Star
  • Graham Walker, Vancouver – Future Star