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April 23, 2018

Fillmore Riley’s litigators recognized by Benchmark Canada 2018

Benchmark Canada has again identified Fillmore Riley LLP as one of the most “highly recommended” litigation firms in Manitoba. Benchmark Canada is a guide to Canada’s leading litigation firms and lawyers. The guide results are the culmination of a four-month research period that allows researchers to conduct extensive interviews with litigators and their clients.

Benchmark reported that peers identify Fillmore Riley’s litigators as “some of the best in the province.” “They have the largest insurance department between Ontario and Calgary. If there is any insurance filing that comes through Manitoba, Fillmore Riley is going to have a piece of it,” a peer told Benchmark.

During the research process, Benchmark Canada examines recent cases handled by the firms and asks clients and other sources to offer their professional opinions on litigators practising within their province or practice area(s) across the country.

A client described Bernice Bowley, the Chair of the Litigation Department, as a standout litigator. “Bernice is our counsel of choice. She has a wide range of experience and has the ability to adapt to the many different situations in which we become involved.”

“Our litigation team is proud to be recognized by Benchmark Canada,” said Bernice. “Our experienced lawyers handle some of the most complex litigation in Manitoba. My colleagues deserve this recognition—they are outstanding litigators.”

The following Fillmore Riley lawyers have been recognized as “Litigation Stars” and “Future Stars” by Benchmark Canada:

Litigation Stars

Stuart Blake
Insurance, Product Liability

Bernice Bowley

Beth Eva

Cy Fien

Curran McNicol
Commercial, Insurance

Richard Good

Dana Nelko

Bob Peters

Charles Sherbo

David Skwark
Construction, Insurance

Andrew Loewen
Future Star

Fillmore Riley provides particular depth and expertise in insurance law. The insurance group works in all areas of property, casualty, and speciality insurance lines. The firm represents most of Canada’s major national insurers, a variety of international insurers, and many large programs. It also represents a number of brokers, agents, and adjusting firms involved in the insurance industry.

The firm has represented its clients before all levels of court and at tribunals and inquiries. Fillmore Riley is a founding member of the Risk Management Counsel of Canada (RMC). RMC is a national association of independent law firms who work together to handle multi-jurisdictional insurance law matters. With extensive trial and appellate advocacy experience, Fillmore Riley has been instrumental in developing court rules to expedite the litigation process.