Notable Recognition

Chambers Global

undefinedChambers and Partners have been researching the legal markets of over 180 countries, identifying the leading lawyers and law firms worldwide through interviews with thousands of lawyers and their clients. Chambers and Partners reputation is based on the independence and objectivity of their research.

TDS Law has been ranked and recommended by Chambers Global for the category General Business Law. According to Chambers Global, sources say the following about TDS Law: “Very good lawyers with a solid client base.”

In addition to the firm recognition, John Stefaniuk has been ranked and recommended for Environmental Law in Manitoba, and James Ripley has been ranked and recommended for General Business Law in Manitoba.


Lexpert-Logo-RecognitionThe Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory and the Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada are two of the most comprehensive guides to legal talent in Canada. these publications identify the most frequently recommended lawyers across Canada in a wide range of practice areas. Both publications have become a resource of choice for in-house counsel and law firms in need of Canadian legal expertise.

Both the firm and individual lawyers have been recognized numerous times over many years by Lexpert®. TDS Law has been recognized by Lexpert® numerous times as being one the leading corporate law firms, and one of the leading litigation firms in Manitoba. On several occasions the firm has been placed at the centre of the “Bulls-Eye” ranking of corporate/commercial law practices in Winnipeg.

Over the years, several TDS lawyers have been named to the Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada and listed in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as Leading Lawyers in their respective practice areas. Since 2007 seven TDS Partners have been named by Lexpert® as among the Top 40 Leading Lawyers in Canada, most recently Sacha Paul was named one of the Top 40 Leading Lawyers in Canada in 2016.

Best Lawyers®

best lawyers logoBest Lawyers is based on an exhaustive annual peer-review survey. Because of the rigorous and transparent methodology used by Best Lawyers, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honour.

For several years in a row, numerous TDS lawyers have been listed as among The Best Lawyers in Canada by Best Lawyers®. In 2017 twenty four lawyers were listed across eighteen areas of practice.

In 2017 TDS Partners Keith Labossiere, Rick Adams, and Robin Kersey were recognized nationally by Best Lawyers® as 2017 Winnipeg Lawyers of the Year.


Canadian Lawyer Magazine


Canadian Lawyer delivers reporting and analysis of the legal landscape from coast to coast. Focused on both the practice and the profession, Canadian Lawyer delivers award-winning editorial content that informs, inspires and occasionally inflames the lawyers, corporate counsel, judges, law professors, and students-at-law.

Every few years Canadian Lawyer Magazine returns to the Prairies for their regional law firm rankings. TDS Law has been recognized on several occasions by Canadian Lawyer Magazine as one of the Top 10 Prairie Regional Firms, most recently in 20172013 and in 2011.

The following quotes were obtained based on research and interviews conducted by Canadian Lawyer:

“Prompt and efficient” service, as well as the ability to “find creative alternatives” make TDS the go-to firm of one in-house counsel.

“Great local contacts, top professionals,” added another corporate counsel based in Toronto.

One in-house counsel praised TDS for possessing a “great understanding of law, but also of the political climate,” adding the firm “is another pair of ‘eyes’ in the province for our company.”