Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP Lawyers Recognized Nationally in 2011 as among the Best Lawyers in Canada

Mar 9, 2011 | Corporate Member News

Sixteen lawyers from Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP (TDS) have been listed in the recent edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada by Best Lawyers®.

Don Douglas, CEO and Managing Partner of TDS says, “We know that TDS has some of the finest lawyers in Canada, which has now been confirmed by Best Lawyers, a nationally respected organization serving the legal profession.”

The following sixteen TDS lawyers have been named in the 2011 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada:  Richard H.G. Adams (real estate law), Robert J.M. Adkins (aboriginal law and real estate law),  Donald G. Douglas (insolvency and financial restructuring), James G. Edmond (insurance law), Robin M. Kersey (labour and employment law), Keith D. LaBossiere (labour and employment law), Kenneth S. Maclean (labour and employment law), Barry N. MacTavish (securities law), Kathleen C. Murphy (aboriginal law), E. William Olson, Q.C. (alternative dispute resolution, bet-the-company litigation, construction law, corporate and commercial litigation, insurance law and labour and employment law), Chrys Pappas, Q.C. (banking law, corporate law and real estate law), William G. Percy (aboriginal law), James A. Ripley (banking law), Sheryl A. Rosenberg (environmental law), P. Michael Sinclair, Q.C. (banking law, corporate law and securities law),  John D. Stefaniuk (environmental lw and natural resources law).

First published in 1983, Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive annual peer-review survey. Because of the rigorous and transparent methodology used by Best Lawyers, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honour. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice”.


Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP (TDS) is a leading Canadian law firm for business, employment, advocacy and dispute resolution, with over 120 years of history providing legal services to its clients locally, nationally and internationally. The full-service firm’s seventy-four lawyer team covers over 20 areas of practice and offers services in seven languages including French, Spanish, Russian and Portuguese. 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 2011, for the 4th year standing, TDS was 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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