In this chapter we highlight 34 standout lawyers from the Canadian market who have been selected for their outstanding experience in domestic and international product liability disputes across a broad range of industry sectors.
Most Highly Regarded
Blake Cassels & Graydon stands out in the market, receiving a total of six nominations in this chapter.
Gordon McKee enjoys a “market-leading product liability defence practice” thanks to his three decades of experience litigating in several high-value cross-border cases for clients in the life sciences sector.
Jill Lawrie is a “top-tier product liability specialist” who excels in complex class actions for a broad range of clients including pharmaceutical companies, automobile manufacturers and financial institutions.
Robin Linley is highly sought after by clients, to whom he provides “top-tier level product liability defence”.
James Sullivan QC ranks highly among peers thanks to his adept handling of high-value litigation proceedings pertaining to product liability claims.
Borden Ladner Gervais excels with an impressive four listings.
Glenn Zakaib stands out as a “highly sophisticated lawyer with an impressively calm attitude which consistently gets him excellent results”.
Robert Love has a stellar track record defending clients in the aviation industry from complex product liability claims.
Brad Dixon is revered as a top-flight class action litigator who regularly represents multinational corporations and financial institutions in court proceedings.
Jean Saint-Onge is renowned for his extensive experience representing insurance and automobile companies in product liability disputes.
McMillan’s Scott Maidment is a pre-eminent figure who shines in complex class actions on behalf of clients from a broad range of industries and sectors including real estate, life sciences and communications.
Teresa Dufort is noted for her regulatory knowhow and long-standing product liability defence practice.
Peter Pliszka at Fasken is an “outstanding product liability specialist” who “particularly excels in the automotive space”.
Steven Rosenhek is “a great choice for clients” according to sources who note he is “able to coordinate and manage teams all over the world with a lot of skill and experience”.
Michael Eizenga of Bennett Jones wins high praise from sources who note he is “well known for his exceptional work in complex pharma and medical device lawsuits”.
Mary Thomson with Gowling WLG is a “top-notch litigator” with three decades of experience and particular expertise in cases spanning the life sciences sector.
At Osler Hoskin & Harcourt, Sonia Bjorkquist enjoys a “terrific reputation for her dispute resolution services” and is a go-to for cross-border class actions.
Kenneth McEwan QC of McEwan Partners is distinguished by the breadth of his experience defending clients across a wide range of industries in complex class actions.
Robert Bell at Lerners is a “tremendously strong litigator” with close to four decades of experience defending manufacturers from class actions and product liability claims.