Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP

Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP

September 17, 2009 09:01 ET

Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP (TDS) Receives National Recognition Again from Lexpert® as the Leading Manitoba Corporate Law Firm

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwire - Sept. 17, 2009) - Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP (TDS) has again been recognized by Lexpert(R), The Business Magazine for Lawyers as the leading Manitoba corporate law firm. TDS has been placed at the centre of its 2009 "Bulls-Eye" ranking of corporate/commercial law practices in Winnipeg. TDS is the only firm that hits the centre of the target on the current "Bull's-Eye" ranking for Winnipeg corporate law firms.

Don Douglas, TDS CEO and Managing Partner says, "We are very pleased that for the second year in a row, TDS is the only firm that hits the centre of the target on the current 'Bulls-Eye' ranking for Winnipeg corporate law firms".

The following twelve TDS lawyers have been recognized by Lexpert(R) as leaders in their respective areas: Richard H.G. Adams (property development), Robert J.M. Adkins (property development), Donald G. Douglas (litigation - corporate commercial), Blair A. Graham, Q.C. (professional liability), Robin M. Kersey (labour and employment), Gordon A. McKinnon (personal injury), E. William Olson, Q.C. (litigation - corporate commercial), Chrys Pappas, Q.C. (corporate commercial, banking and property development), James A. Ripley (corporate commercial and banking), P. Michael Sinclair, Q.C. (corporate commercial and corporate finance), John D. Stefaniuk (environmental and property development) and Gregory J. Tallon (corporate commercial and corporate finance).

The Canadian Legal LEXPERT(R) Directory identifies the leading Canadian law firms and lawyers in more than fifty practice areas across Canada; it is the most comprehensive directory available. The Directory clearly sets out which firms and practitioners are the leaders in their practice areas, and is specifically designed to assist sophisticated users of legal services.

In addition to the above recognition, the following four Winnipeg lawyers from TDS have been named to the 2009 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the leading 500 Lawyers in Canada: P. Michael Sinclair, Q.C., James A. Ripley, John D. Stefaniuk and E. William Olson, Q.C. Each of these individuals has achieved this prestigious standing for two or more consecutive years.


TDS is a leading Canadian business law firm with over 120 years of history in the legal profession. The full-service firm's seventy-lawyer team covers over 20 areas of practice. Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP 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.


Lexpert(R) is Canada's leading source of news and information about the business of law. Publications and services include Lexpert Magazine, the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, the Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, the Lexpert/CCCA Corporate Counsel Directory and Yearbook, the Lexpert Law Student and Associate Recruitment Guide and Lexpert Conferences. Lexpert also maintains Canada's most comprehensive "who's acting for whom" legal transaction and lawsuit database, available online at

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