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Canadian Lawyer Magazine rankings for 2017: top ten Ontario regional Firms

On September 5, 2017 Canadian Lawyer Magazine released their annual lawyer ranking of the top ten regional Ontario Law firms
see: http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/author/mallory-hendry/evolving-with-the-times-top-10-ontario-regional-firms-13605/

Canadian Lawyer Magazine provided the following commentary with respect to Lerners LLP, which was ranked as the #6 best Ontario law firm:

6) Lerners LLP

lerners.ca

Total lawyers: 126

Lawyers by office: London, 75; Toronto, 51

Core practice areas: plaintiff personal injury; medical negligence defence; insurance defence; commercial litigation; appellate advocacy; business law; family law; real estate; professional regulation

Key clients: CMPA; CCLA; CPA Professional Liability Plan; Frank Cowan Insurance; Deloitte; LawPro; McKay-Cocker Construction; Verspeeten Cartage Ltd.; Trudell Medical Group; Chubb Insurance; Volkswagen; General Motors

Notable mandates: lead defence counsel on national class proceedings in Volkswagen TDI class actions; lead defence counsel on national class proceedings in General Motors Class Actions regarding ignition switch, EPS, antifreeze and Takata air bags; represented the appellant, the Thunder Bay Police Services Board, in 495793 Ontario Ltd. (Central Auto Parts) v. Barclay at the Ontario Court of Appeal in an action brought by a civilian alleging negligent investigation and successfully had the $1.6-million judgment set aside; acted for a physician in a malpractice claim in precedent-setting case Moore v. Getahun about restrictions on communication between counsel and experts in preparation of expert reports; acted for Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne in Wynne v. Hudak et al., a defamation action against Ontario Progressive Conservative party leader Tim Hudak
and Energy critic Lisa MacLeod; represented the individual
physicians involved in providing care to Ashley Smith during her time in federal custody at the coroner’s inquest into her death

Star alumni: Nathalie Des Rosiers, dean of common law at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law; former Superior Court justices John Kennedy and Thomas Granger; Ontario Superior Court justices Jasmine Akbarali, Ian Leach, Margaret McSorley, Mary Anne Sanderson and Michael Varpio; Ontario Court of Appeal Justice Bradley Miller; David Shore, television writer for House, NYPD Blue, Family Law and Due South; Bryce Rudyk, senior legal adviser to Alliance of Small Island States in United Nations negotiations relating to climate change treaties and adjunct law professor at the New York University School of Law; Amy Archer, senior adviser to the government house leader at the Ontario government

Affiliations: n/a

Firm history: Lerner & Lerner was established by the firm’s founders, Mayer Lerner and Samuel Lerner, in 1929. Since that time, the firm has progressively grown to more than 120 lawyers and 400 support staff. Now known as Lerners LLP, the firm provides strong legal expertise in many areas of practice, with a particular strength in all areas of litigation and dispute resolution.

“Exceptional lawyers and staff.”

“Dedication to community, top lawyers and incredible
dedication to clients.”