Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP (TDS) has long been recognized as a leading full-service law firm dedicated to serving clients and delivering high quality work. We believe that collaboration is essential to providing outstanding professional service, and our collegial workplace fosters greater teamwork, responsiveness, and communication, providing better results for clients.
Working together with a shared vision, we are devoted to serving our valued clients. When we’re retained, we will refer you to the TDS lawyer with the ideal level of experience in your field, or alternatively, a legal team will be assembled to work towards a suitable solution. We aim to deliver a full-service firm that makes our team, our clients, and those who aspire to join us feel that they are free to lead.
We live our values through the work we provide to our prospective and current clients and ensure it is part of our firm’s culture and core values.
Everything we do will be done with integrity and we will do everything we can to support a high standard of ethical behaviour;
In 1887, construction of the Eiffel Tower started in Paris, Queen Victoria celebrated her Golden Jubilee in London and two lawyers from Winnipeg founded a law firm that would become known for reliability. Even though the world around us has changed significantly since we started, it’s safe to say that after 130 years, some things have only gotten better.
As part of the Lex Mundi global network, we can provide our clients with preferred access to more than 21,000 lawyers around the world – all from a single point of contact.
The lawyers and staff at Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP recognize the importance of supporting the community in which they work, live and play. Each year TDS contributes over $250,000 to worthwhile community initiatives that support the Arts, the Environment, the advancement of medical care, and the advancement of technology.
TDS has an ongoing commitment to reviewing and developing firm policies and initiatives designed to create a culture that reflects our core values, including an express commitment to diversity. We strive to foster a firm culture that nurtures diversity, inclusion, equity, and accountability amongst our colleagues, and in our community.
Our belief is that inclusion should not only be part of the conversation about our core values but also strategically practised through policy. We live our values through the work we provide our prospective and current clients to ensure it is part of our firm’s culture and core values.
The firm has been recognized by LEXPERT® on numerous occasions as being the leading corporate law firm in Manitoba.
TDS has also been ranked and recommended by Chambers Global, Benchmark Litigation and recognized as one of the top regional firms in the prairies by Canadian Lawyer Magazine.
In addition, several of the firm’s lawyers have been recognized by Best Lawyers® in Canada and LEXPERT® as leaders in their respective practice areas.
"An office with more meeting space frees our people up to be better leaders and collaborators,”
- TDS CEO and managing partner Keith LaBossiere
Every day our clients and staff are inspired by made-in-Manitoba art all around them, including indigenous art and pieces from the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s Inuit collection. Featured below are some of those pieces.