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Woods once again achieves top dispute resolution ranking in The Legal 500


Woods is proud to have once again been acknowledged by The Legal 500 Canada as one of Quebec's leading dispute resolution law firms. Renowned internationally for its independence and thorough research process of interviews and analysis of detailed submissions from competing firms, this publication highlights the firm's consistent presence in complex and high-stakes litigation and arbitration. The 2021 edition describes the firm as “the pre-eminent boutique litigation firm in the Montréal market, with its “tremendous judgement” and “good bench strength” finding favour with clients.” Commentators also mentioned the firm’s ability to continuously attract top legal talent, with the recent addition of The Honourable Clément Gascon to the team.

Woods is also proud to see its founding partner, James A. Woods, recognized once again as one of Quebec's elite leading lawyers in dispute resolution.

Patrick Ouellet, renowned for his expertise and experience in large-scale litigation and dispute resolution, is also listed among Quebec’s leading practitioners, with commentators describing him as an “outstanding litigator.”

Louis Seveno, a partner specializing in high-stakes civil and commercial litigation and arbitration, is one of only four lawyers recognized within the category of “next-generation partners” in Quebec.  Peers and clients are praising “his excellent judgment” and acknowledging him as “one of the rising stars of the Bar.”

Laurence Ste-Marie, a dispute resolution and litigation lawyer focusing on domestic and international matters, is among three lawyers recognized as a “rising star” in Quebec, a category that highlights “associates who make a material difference to the practice.”