2017 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory now online

The 21st annual edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory is now online. Check out which lawyers across Canada have been identified as leading in their areas of practice.

The 2017 edition of the Directory identifies leading practitioners in over 60 separate practice areas and leading law firms in over 40 practice areas.

Participants in the Lexpert Survey are acknowledged as leaders in their respective fields, lawyers prominent in their practice areas and professional organizations, and lawyers otherwise enjoying significant recognition from their colleagues.

Participants in the Lexpert Survey are asked whom they regard as the leading practitioners in their practice area in their city and province (or with respect to certain national areas of practice) who they regard as other leading practitioners in their field across Canada. Consequently, to be included in the Canadian Lexpert Directory is an acknowledgement of excellence by a practitioner’s own peers and colleagues. 

The value attached to being a “Lexpert-ranked” lawyer is demonstrated by the high level of participation in the Lexpert Survey.  In 2016, Lexpert made 14,002 requests for completed surveys from lawyers at law firms, and 7,154 additional requests were sent to corporate counsel. We received 11,545 completed surveys from law firm practitioners representing a response rate of 82.45 per cent. Our response rate from corporate counsel was 1.57 per cent.

This year, we have included “Lawyers to Watch” in their respective practice areas. These lawyers were Finalists or Winners in last year’s “Lexpert Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40” Awards program. Those who were already Lexpert-ranked in their practice area are shown as ranked, rather than as “Lawyers to Watch”.