Stockwoods is a leading Toronto-based litigation firm, with expertise in civil, administrative and criminal law. The firm's broad civil litigation practice includes corporate and commercial cases, class proceedings, securities litigation, competition law, professional liability, liability of public authorities, employment law, real property and environmental claims, intellectual property as well as injunctions and other interlocutory remedies. The firm is also well known for its administrative and regulatory practice including judicial review of administrative proceedings, representation of clients at commissions of inquiry and inquests, professional disciplinary proceedings, energy regulation, securities and competition regulatory proceedings, as well as human rights and constitutional litigation. Stockwoods has significant expertise in criminal law, particularly in commercial crime and search and seizure law. The firm has a strong appellate practice and its lawyers appear frequently before provincial appellate courts and the Supreme Court of Canada. It continues to be in the forefront of the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution techniques, including mediation and arbitration. Stockwoods has been given an AV rating in the international law directory Martindale-Hubbell and we are consistently ranked among the top Toronto litigation firms by LEXPERT, Chambers Global and Best Lawyers. We were named among Canada's "Top 10 Litigation Boutiques" by Canadian Lawyer magazine.
Members of the firm have achieved success inside and outside of their practice at Stockwoods. Two partners in the firm are Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Some of our partners bring experience from their highly-regarded work in government or in private practice at other well-known firms. Some former partners have gone on to serve on the Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Appeal.