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Field Law Recognized by Chambers Canada, Best Lawyers and Lexpert Rankings
Regional firm earns inclusion in Chambers Canada directory

Field Law, a regional law firm with offices in Calgary, Edmonton and Yellowknife, is pleased to announce their recent inclusion in  the following national rankings:  Chambers Canada, Best Lawyers in Canada© and The Canadian Legal Lexpert™ Directory.  

For the first time, Field Law was listed in Chambers Canada 2016 as a “Highly Regarded Corporate/Commercial” firm. Chambers Canada is one of the world’s most trusted and prestigious stand-alone guides to the leading lawyers and law firms in Canada. Rankings are based on a comprehensive submission process and the in-depth assessment of a variety of practice areas and legal services.

A record 22 lawyers from the firm were also selected by their peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in Canada© 2016. They were recognized for a total of 34 rankings in 18 distinct areas. Two new lawyers from Field Law were added to the list this year and another three practitioners increased their ranked areas of recognition.

A respected peer review publication in the legal profession, Best Lawyers® was established in 1983 and is based on an

exhaustive annual peer review survey in which almost 3,700 leading Canadian lawyers cast nearly 460,000 votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. In addition to the peer-selection process, lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed.

The following Field Law practitioners from the firm’s operational regions received the accolade:

Calgary, Alberta:

Roy Boettger, QC – Trusts and Estates

Michael Casey, QC – Insurance Law

Dan Downe, QC – Insurance Law

Neil Kathol – Intellectual Property Law

Frank Molnar, QC – Labour and Employment Law

Farha Salim – Trusts and Estates

Doreen Saunderson – Insurance Law

Jean van der Lee, QC – Construction Law

Edmonton, Alberta:

Dan Carroll, LLM, QC – Construction Law, Insurance Law

James Casey, QC – Alternative Dispute Resolution, Labour and Employment Law

Jonathan Faulds, QC – Aboriginal Law, Class Action Litigation

Kevin Feth, QC – Education Law

Jay Guthrie, QC – Medical Negligence, Personal Injury Litigation

Don Neeland, QC – Corporate Law

Jennifer Oakes, QC – Real Estate Law

Rick Pabst – Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, Real Estate Law

Mark Raven-Jackson – Medical Negligence

Sharon Stefanyk – Insurance Law, Personal Injury Litigation

Bob Teskey, QC – Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Brent Windwick, QC – Personal Injury Litigation

Brian Vail, QC – Insurance Law

Scott Watson, QC – Corporate Governance Practice, Corporate Law, Project Finance Law, Securities Law

Best Lawyers® also pays tribute to noteworthy litigators in various areas of practice, naming a “Lawyer of the Year” for each background area. The lawyers from Field Law who were acknowledged as such are as follows:

Don Neeland, QC – Corporate Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Edmonton for 2016

Bob Teskey, QC – Mergers and Acquisitions Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Edmonton for 2016

Each year, Lexpert™, Canada’s leading source of news and information about the business of law, publishes The Canadian Legal Lexpert™ Directory, the product of an extensive peer survey process offering a comprehensive guide to legal talent in Canada and profiling leading practitioners and firms. Field Law was named the 29th largest law firm in Canada and the 7th largest law firm in Calgary and Edmonton in the 2015 Canadian Lexpert™ Directory. The directory also included 11 Field Law practitioners in its Leading Lawyers Directory Ranking, two more than in 2014.

The following lawyers from Field Law were recognized in the Leading Lawyers Directory:

Calgary, Alberta:

Roy Boettger, QC

Dan Downe, QC

Jean van der Lee, QC

Edmonton, Alberta:

James Casey, QC

Dale  Cunningham

Jay Guthrie, QC

Donald (Dino) McLaughlin

Rick Pabst

Mark Raven-Jackson

Scott Watson, QC

Brent Windwick, QC

Field Law also maintained its 2014 status as a Lexpert™-ranked firm in the following practice areas:

Leading Firms – Mid-sized & Smaller:

Calgary, Repeatedly Recommended  , Construction Law

Edmonton,   Consistently Recommended,  Medical Negligence – Represent Defendants

Edmonton, Repeatedly Recommended,   Property Development