Another Rising Star at Lenczner Slaght

Matthew Sammon is recognized as one of Canada's Leading Lawyers Under 40.

TORONTO, Nov. 5, 2013 /CNW/ - A highly regarded trial lawyer and partner at Lenczner Slaght, Canada's leading litigation practice, has been honoured in the annual Lexpert Rising Stars awards for emerging leaders in the legal profession. Matthew Sammon is one of a handful of lawyers under 40 to be recognized for their achievements at a gala presentation in Toronto on Monday, November 4, 2013.

"The Lexpert judging panel focused on Matthew's legal expertise, courtroom skills and wealth of experience," said Peter Griffin, managing partner of Lenczner Slaght. "Those who have the good fortune to work with him could not agree more - we continue to be impressed by his advocacy skill and business acumen, and by the command he brings to each file. Matthew is widely admired by his peers. We are proud to have him at Lenczner Slaght."

Called to the Ontario bar in 2002, Matthew represents clients in a broad range of complex corporate and commercial matters, as well as professional liability, medical malpractice and employment cases. He joins Lenczner Slaght partners Monique Jilesen (2012), Mark Veneziano (2009), and Peter Osborne (2002) in the select group of Canadian lawyers singled out for recognition as Lexpert Rising Stars.

More about Matthew Sammon

Mathew has built an extensive litigation practice since joining Lenczner Slaght, originally as a summer student, in 2000.

Co-leader of the firm's employment practice, Matthew has significant experience in this area of litigation, serving as lead counsel in many complex trials and motions. He provides employment advice to companies in a wide array of industries. He regularly provides pro bono assistance to individual plaintiffs in employment cases.

Matthew brings his legal expertise to forensic investigations into the misappropriation of trade secrets, and into unfair competition practices by former officers and employees. He has deep experience in professional regulation and medical malpractice litigation.

A graduate of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law (JD, 2001), Matthew is a frequent writer and speaker on specialized legal topics. Within Lenczner Slaght, he is the partner responsible for Human Resources matters, providing guidance to the administrative team on HR issues, and also acts as a mentor to many junior members of the firm.

About Lexpert
Lexpert is a leading Canadian source of news and information about the business of law. Its publications and services include Lexpert Magazine, the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, the Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, and Lexpert Conferences. Lexpert also maintains Canada's most comprehensive "who's acting for whom" legal transaction and lawsuit database, available online at


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 52 lawyers are focused exclusively on litigation.

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