Benchmark Litigation Canada (Benchmark) released its 2021 rankings and awards, naming MLT Aikins as Litigation Law Firm of the Year for Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
This is the ninth consecutive year that MLT Aikins has won the award for Saskatchewan. In addition to winning this recognition, the firm’s dispute resolution teams in Manitoba and Saskatchewan are “Highly Recommended” by Benchmark and “Recommended” in Alberta.
Benchmark’s 2021 ranking includes 13 MLT Aikins litigators ranked “Litigation Stars” and two litigators recognized as “Future Stars.”
Todd Campbell, Insurance, Commercial, Healthcare – Litigation Star
Milt Christiansen, Labour and Employment – Litigation Star
Thor Hansell, Securities, Commercial, Professional Liability – Litigation Star
Helga Van Iderstine, Professional Liability, Administrative, Regulatory Investigations – Litigation Star
Michael Weinstein – Construction, Commercial – Litigation Star
John Martens – Future Star
Len Andrychuk, Q.C., Environmental, Aboriginal – Litigation Star
Douglas Hodson, Q.C., Commercial, Class Action – Litigation Star
Deron Kuski, Q.C., Commercial – Litigation Star
Jeff Lee, Q.C., Commercial, Insolvency – Litigation Star
Eileen Libby, Q.C., Labour and Employment, Insurance – Litigation Star
Shaunt Parthev, Q.C., Insurance, Class Action – Litigation Star
Kevin Wilson, Q.C., Labour and Employment – Litigation Star
Kurt Wintermute, Tax Disputes, Commercial – Litigation Star
Jonathan Bourchier – Future Star
Benchmark’s selection process consists of an extensive four-month research period in which researchers conduct interviews with litigators and clients and examine recent casework handled by the firms. Benchmark researchers consult with external sources to gain professional opinions on litigators and select award recipients based on these insights.
Benchmark identifies firms and individual litigators based on their strengths “in a particular practice area – either exclusively or as a specialty component of their general practice. These practice areas include intellectual property, insurance, securities, competition, insolvency, product liability, international arbitration and the Canadian practices of energy law and aboriginal law.”
About Benchmark Litigation
Benchmark Litigation is the definitive guide to the world’s leading litigation firms and lawyers. The publication provides law firm and lawyer rankings based on extensive interviews with litigators, dispute resolution specialists and their clients as well as analysis of the market’s most important cases and firm developments.