18 Norton Rose Fulbright lawyers ranked in Benchmark Litigation Canada 2023 rankings

Canada Press release - Recognition April 2023

Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright had 18 partners recognized as Litigation Stars in the 2023 edition of Benchmark Litigation Canada. This list includes individuals consistently recommended as reputable and effective litigators with a proven track record of success by clients and peers. 

Identified as a market leader in its jurisdiction, our Montréal and Québec offices are each ranked as “highly recommended” receiving the most mentions by both peers and clients. Our Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario offices are each ranked as “recommended.”

Norton Rose Fulbright’s litigators have in-depth trial and appellate experience, regularly appearing before all levels of court across Canada, and before arbitrators and administrative tribunals. The depth of knowledge the firm’s litigation team has, as well as its seamless integration across offices, means that disputes are managed swiftly and efficiently from early stages to resolution. Lawyers both prevent and resolve disputes by providing the firm’s clients with practical, creative legal advice that focuses on their strategic and commercial objectives. 

Regional firm rankings

Rankings Office
Highly recommended firm                      Québec
Recommended firm

British Columbia     

Individual rankings

Name Office Ranking
Andre Legrand Montréal Litigation Star
Beth Allard Vancouver Litigation Star
Christopher Wilson Vancouver Litigation Star
Clarke Hunter, KC Calgary Litigation Star
Daniel Bennett, KC Vancouver Litigation Star
Daniel Daniele* Toronto  Litigation Star 
Francois Fontaine, Ad E Montréal Litigation Star
Horia Bundaru
Montréal Litigation Star
Howard A. Gorman, KC
Calgary Litigation Star
James Renihan** Toronto Litigation Star
Jean G.Bertrand, Ad E Montréal Litigation Star
Jeremy Devereux Toronto Litigation Star
Linda Fuerst Toronto Litigation Star
Orestes Pasparakis
Toronto Litigation Star
Sophie Melchers
Litigation Star
Stéphane Eljarrat Montréal Litigation Star 
Stephen Coyle Vancouver Litigation Star
Steven Leitl, KC Calgary Litigation Star

*New ranking
**Up from Future Star

Published since 2008, Benchmark Litigation’s rankings exclusively cover the litigation and disputes market in North America, including the US, Canada and Mexico. To view the full list of rankings, visit the Benchmark Litigation site.  


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