Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP Lawyers Recognized Nationally by Best Lawyers® as the 2011 Winnipeg Insurance and Banking Lawyers of the Year

Nov 30, 2010 | Corporate Member News

Two lawyers from Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP (TDS) have been named by Best Lawyers® as the 2011 Winnipeg Insurance and Banking Lawyers of the Year.

Best Lawyers®, one of the oldest and most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession, has named E. William Olson, Q.C. as the “Winnipeg Insurance Lawyer of the Year” and James A. Ripley as the “Winnipeg Banking Lawyer of the Year” for 2011.

Donald G. Douglas, CEO and Managing Partner of TDS says, “Bill Olson and Jim Ripley are two of the most talented and respected partners at TDS. They are extremely valuable assets to our firm, supporting our clients on large and complex matters with their superior level of knowledge and expertise.” Douglas adds, “I congratulate both Bill and Jim on being recognized as Best Lawyers®’ Lawyers of the Year for 2011, in the areas of insurance and banking.”

Steven Naifeh, President of Best Lawyers®, says, “We continue to believe – as we have believed for more than 25 years – that recognition by one’s peers is the most meaningful form of praise in the legal profession. We would like to congratulate E. William Olson, Q.C. on being selected as the ‘Winnipeg Best Lawyers® Insurance Lawyer of the Year’ for 2011, and James A. Ripley on being selected as the ‘Winnipeg Best Lawyers® Banking Lawyer of the Year’ for 2011.”

After more than a quarter of a century in publication, Best Lawyers® is designating “Lawyers of the Year” in high-profile legal specialties in large legal communities. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is being honoured as the “Lawyer of the Year.”

Best Lawyers® compiles its lists of outstanding lawyers by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The lawyers being honoured as “Lawyers of the Year” have received particularly high ratings in surveys by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.


TDS is a leading Canadian business, employment and civil litigation law firm with over 120 years of history in providing legal services to its clients locally, nationally and internationally. The full-service firm’s seventy-seven lawyer team covers over 20 areas of practice and offers services in seven languages including English, French and Spanish. TDS is one of the founding members of Lex Mundi, the world’s foremost association of independent law firms, representing 160 member firms from every Canadian province, every state in the United States and 100 other countries throughout the world. In 2010, TDS was again recognized nationally by Lexpert® as the leading corporate law firm in Manitoba.

For more information, please contact

Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP (TDS)
Donald G. Douglas
CEO and Managing Partner
[email protected]

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