Since its inception, Stockwoods has held a distinguished place among Canada’s litigation firms.

Widely recognized by the bench

We’re widely recognized by the courts and by our peers for our expertise and skill in difficult cases.  At the same time, our reputation for reasonableness enhances our credibility with opposing counsel and before the courts, to the advantage of our clients.

Recognized by all the leading rating agencies

The leading rating organizations have also recognized our dedication to excellence. For example, Stockwoods is consistently ranked among the top Toronto litigation firms by LEXPERT and is regularly recognized by Chambers Global. The firm has been named one of Canada’s Top Ten Litigation Boutiques by Canadian Lawyer magazine, and has been awarded an AV rating in the international law directory, Martindale-Hubbell, the highest ranking given by that organization.

Cases regularly in the press and our lawyers often sought for comment

The cases we litigate have been featured in local and national media, including the Globe and Mail, National Post, Toronto Star and Toronto Sun.

In addition, our lawyers are regularly sought out for comment in other cases. Our lawyers have commented on CBC and CTV news, been frequently quoted in the Globe and Mail, and written for Maclean’s.

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Recent examples of our individual lawyers’ recognition:

Paul Le Vay

Brian Gover

Philip Tunley

  • LEXPERT ranked in Defamation & Media
  • Named in Best Lawyers for Defamation and Media Law
  • Served two terms as the Attorney General of Ontario’s representative on the Advisory Committee on Federal Judicial Appointments

Brendan Van Niejenhuis

Luisa Ritacca

Johanna Braden