Lenczner Slaght Welcomes Two New Partners

Canada's leading litigation practice grows to 20 partners with newest additions.

TORONTO, Jan. 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Lenczner Slaght, the Toronto-based law firm that focuses exclusively on litigation, is proud to welcome two exceptionally strong advocates to the partnership. Both articled at Lenczner Slaght and were mentored as associates by the firm's outstanding senior litigators, gaining unparalleled trial experience as they honed their advocacy skills. The two were recognized as being named among Canada's Best Lawyers by Best Lawyers in 2014 - based on annual peer ratings.

Rebecca Jones has built a diversified litigation practice comprising professional liability cases, complex class actions and administrative law. Her clients include professionals, corporations, law firms, and administrative bodies. She has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario and the Supreme Court of Canada. Rebecca is a frequent speaker at conferences on the topic of professional regulation, chairs the firm's Pro Bono Committee and co-chairs the firm's Student Program.

Ryan Breedon has established a solid reputation as a trial lawyer in commercial, insurance and securities matters, professional liability, construction disputes, and litigation involving charities and estates. He has conducted many civil trials in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, before judges and juries, as lead counsel, as well as several professional discipline hearings before a variety of regulators and a number of private arbitrations on commercial and construction matters.  Ryan also regularly appears in the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Divisional Court in civil and administrative matters.

Ryan teaches trial advocacy at Osgoode Hall Law School and currently co-chairs Lenczner Slaght's Student Program.

"Rebecca and Ryan are two outstanding young lawyers with unmatched trial experience." said Peter Griffin, managing partner of Lenczner Slaght. "Rebecca and Ryan have thrived at Lenczner Slaght and have played a key role in achieving the best for our clients."

Recognized as Canada's leading litigation practice, Lenczner Slaght has successfully represented clients' interests in complex, high-profile cases across the country. The firm's lawyers are distinguished by their depth of courtroom experience, appearing regularly at all levels of the federal and provincial courts and before professional and regulatory tribunals, as well as in mediation and arbitration proceedings. Lenczner Slaght is also known for its wealth of talent: the firm's partners, ranked among the best of their peers nationally, lead a recruitment and mentoring program that attracts gifted litigators who are committed to upholding the highest professional standards.

From commercial disputes, class actions and cross-border disputes to administrative law and professional regulation, Lenczner Slaght brings expert strategy - backed by rigorous research, skilled data management and solid administrative support - to demanding cases in all areas of litigation. Founded in 1992, the Toronto-based firm has a diverse roster of clients that ranges from individuals and small businesses, to large and multinational companies, to professional associations and regulatory bodies. The firm's 50 lawyers are focused exclusively on litigation.

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SOURCE: Lenczner Slaght

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