Top 25 Women in Canada 2019

Benchmark Litigation would like to announce the honorees of the 2019 Top 25 Women in Litigation accolade for Canada.

The extensive research process used in the creation of Benchmark’s Top 25 Women in Canada involves months of investigation into individual litigators’ professional activities as well as client feedback surveys and one-on-one interviews, and has culminated in the selection of the most distinguished Canadian women in litigation. Though they hail from widely different practice areas, they all share the distinction of being recognized as top players in their respective fields. The official Top 25 Women in Litigation for Canada are listed below, with images for those who provided bios. Editorials for sponsored bios can be found here.

A special thank you to
the below partners and firms for generously supporting our Top 25 Women in Litigation publication!

The complete list of honorees are:


Andrea Laing Blake Cassels & Graydon Ontario
Bernice Bowley Fillmore Riley Manitoba
Caroline Biron Woods Quebec
Catherine Beagan-Flood Blake Cassels & Graydon Ontario
Cheryl Woodin Bennett Jones Ontario
Emi Bossio Peacock Linder Halt & Mack Alberta
Janice Wright Wright Temelini Ontario
Jill Lawrie Blake Cassels & Graydon Ontario
Katherine Kay Stikeman Elliott Ontario
Laura Cooper Fasken Ontario
Linda Plumpton Torys Ontario
Linda Rothstein Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein Ontario
Ludmila Herbst, QC Farris Vaughan Wills & Murphy British Columbia
Margaret Waddell Waddell Phillips Ontario
Maureen Killoran, QC Osler Hoskin & Harcourt Alberta
Melissa MacKewn Crawley MacKewn Brush Ontario
Michelle Awad, QC McInnes Cooper Atlantics
Monique Jilesen Lenczner Slaght Ontario
Patricia Jackson Torys Ontario
Sarit Batner McCarthy Tétrault Ontario
Sharon Vogel Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel Ontario
Sheila Block Torys Ontario
Stéphanie Lapierre Stikeman Elliott Québec
Tracey Cohen, QC Fasken British Columbia
Wendy Berman Cassels Brock Ontario

Congratulations to all the honorees!

Michael Rafalowich,
Managing Editor
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