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The Best Lawyers™ in Canada 2023
38 Lawyers Recognized

Field Law is pleased to announce that 38 of our lawyers are recognized in their respective practice areas in the 17th edition of The Best Lawyers™ in Canada. Recognition in Best Lawyers™ is based on peer reviews of leading lawyers and their professional abilities. 

Field lawyers have been recognized in 25 service areas with a total of 62 rankings.

Dan Carroll KC was named Best Lawyers™ Insurance Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Edmonton, Jay Guthrie, KC was named Best Lawyers™ Health Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Edmonton, Michael Casey KC was named Best Lawyers™ Insurance Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Calgary, Lisa Statt Foy was named Best Lawyers™ Trusts + Estates "Lawyer of the Year" in Calgary, and Gordon Van Vliet was named Best Lawyers™ Real Estate Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Calgary. 

Paul Kolida was named Best Lawyers™ Corporate + Commercial Litigation One to Watch. Field Law has been listed in the Top-Listed City Awards for Insurance Law in Edmonton with 7 Lawyers who have been recognized for 2023. 

Among the 39 Field Law lawyers listed, four individuals are being recognized by Best Lawyers™ for the 17th consecutive year, with two lawyers making their debut on the list.

Congratulations to the following Field Law lawyers:


  • Daniel Downe, KC – Insurance Law
  • Doreen Saunderson – Insurance Law
  • Farha Salim – Trust + Estates
  • Gordon Van Vilet – Commercial Leasing Law, Corporate Law, Real Estate Law
  • Kelly Nicholson – Labour + Employment Law 
  • L. Frank Molnar, KC – Labour + Employment Law
  • Lisa Statt Foy – Intellectual Property Law, Trusts + Estates
  • Melissa Cook – Securities Law 
  • Michael Casey, KC – Insurance Law
  • Richard Stobbe - Intellectual Property Law, Privacy + Data Security
  • Robert A. Homersham - Commercial Leasing Law, Real Estate Law
  • Roy Boettger, KC – Trusts + Estates
  • Steve Eichler - Workers' Compensation Law 
  • Todd Kathol – Construction Law


  • Ayla Akgungor – Labour + Employment Law, Administration + Public Law 
  • Brian Filips – Insurance Law
  • Brian Futoransky - Corporate Law, Real Estate Law
  • Brian Vail, KC – Insurance Law
  • Chelsey Bailey – Medical Negligence, Professional Malpractice Law
  • Christine Pratt, KC – Insurance Law, Personal Injury Litigation
  • Dan Carroll, LLM, KC – Construction Law + Insurance Law
  • Dino McLaughlin - Health Care Law
  • Geoffrey Hope – Corporate + Commercial Litigation, Labour + Employment Law 
  • Gordon D. Sustrik, KC - Intellectual Property Law, Technology Law
  • J. Mark Jackson KC – Medical Negligence
  • James Casey, KC – Alternative Dispute Resolution, Labour + Employment Law, Administrative + Public Law
  • Jay Guthrie, KC – Medical Negligence, Personal Injury Litigation, Health Care Law
  • Jeremiah Kowalchuk – Construction Law
  • Jeremy Taylor - Corporate + Commercial Litigation, Labour + Employment Law
  • Joel Michaud - Education Law
  • P. Jonathan Faulds, KC – Aboriginal Law / Indigenous Practice, Class Action Litigation
  • Katrina Haymond, KC - Professional Malpractice Law
  • Paul Girgulis - Real Estate Law*
  • Peter Gibson – Insurance Law
  • Robert Teskey, KC – Corporate Law, Mergers + Acquisition Law
  • Ryan Krushelnitzky - Construction Law, Product Liability Law
  • Sharon Stefanyk, KC – Insurance Law, Personal Injury litigation
  • Teresa Tomkinson - Banking and Finance Law*
  • Vivian Stevenson, KC - Administrative + Public Law, Insurance Law, Legal Malpractice Law

*New additions for The Best Lawyers™ in Canada 2023