Advocacy, Litigation & Dispute Resolution


Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP has been recognized by Lexpert® as having one of the best Litigation departments in the province.

Our litigators give​ advice in all areas of the law for insurers, large corporations, small businesses and for individuals. With the added advantage of having the largest Advocacy, Litigation and Dispute Resolution group in Manitoba, we are also able to work collaboratively with our clients to ensure they receive innovative, cost effective representation.

Our litigation department regularly handles matters in the following areas:

  • bankruptcy
  • builder’s liens matters
  • class actions
  • construction litigation
  • contractual disputes
  • debt collection
  • labour and employment matters
  • expropriation cases
  • health law
  • insurance litigation
  • intellectual property disputes
  • pension litigation
  • personal injury claims
  • professional negligence
  • regulatory/governmental affairs
  • tax litigation
  • wills, estates and trusts litigation

Our knowledge enables our litigation department to handle all disputes, including​ Corporate Commercial Law Litigation matters. We also provide advice on Regulatory matters to a number of entities in both the Public and Private Sector, and we are counsel and advisors to numerous Health Care Sector groups and authorities. Our firm also acts as counsel to employers dealing with complex pension disputes.

Our procedural and advocacy experience includes regular appearances before all levels of Court in Manitoba and other jurisdictions, from Small Claims to the Court of Appeal, as well as the Federal Court of Canada and the Supreme Court of Canada. In appropriate circumstances, our litigators have also used alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods to resolve matters, including arbitration of disputes, mediation, and Judicially Assisted Dispute Resolution.

Contact practice group leader, Jon Woolley for assistance with litigation and dispute resolution.