Award announcement

Another Rising Star at Lenczner Slaght

November 5, 2013

A highly regarded trial lawyer and partner at Lenczner Slaght, Canada’s leading litigation practice, has been honoured in the annual Lexpert Rising Stars awards for emerging leaders in the legal profession. Matthew Sammon is one of a handful of lawyers under 40 to be recognized for their achievements at a gala presentation in Toronto on Monday, November 4, 2013.

The Lexpert judging panel focused on Matthew’s legal expertise, courtroom skills and wealth of experience,” said Peter Griffin, managing partner of Lenczner Slaght. “Those who have the good fortune to work with him could not agree more – we continue to be impressed by his advocacy skill and business acumen, and by the command he brings to each file. Matthew is widely admired by his peers. We are proud to have him at Lenczner Slaght.”

Called to the Ontario bar in 2002, Matthew represents clients in a broad range of complex corporate and commercial matters, as well as professional liability, medical malpractice and employment cases. He joins Lenczner Slaght partners Monique Jilesen (2012), Mark Veneziano (2009), and Peter Osborne (2002) in the select group of Canadian lawyers singled out for recognition as Lexpert Rising Stars.

More about Matthew Sammon

Mathew has built an extensive litigation practice since joining Lenczner Slaght, originally as a summer student, in 2000.

Co-leader of the firm’s employment practice, Matthew has significant experience in this area of litigation, serving as lead counsel in many complex trials and motions. He provides employment advice to companies in a wide array of industries. He regularly provides pro bono assistance to individual plaintiffs in employment cases.

Matthew brings his legal expertise to forensic investigations into the misappropriation of trade secrets, and into unfair competition practices by former officers and employees. He has deep experience in professional regulation and medical malpractice litigation.

A graduate of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law (JD, 2001), Matthew is a frequent writer and speaker on specialized legal topics. Within Lenczner Slaght, he is the partner responsible for Human Resources matters, providing guidance to the administrative team on HR issues, and also acts as a mentor to many junior members of the firm.

About Lexpert

Lexpert is a leading Canadian source of news and information about the business of law. Its publications and services include Lexpert Magazine, the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, the Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, and Lexpert Conferences. Lexpert also maintains Canada’s most comprehensive “who’s acting for whom” legal transaction and lawsuit database, available online at

For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:

Jessica Lim
Director, Client Relations and Business Development

Lenczner Slaght

Widely recognized as Canada's leading litigation practice, Lenczner Slaght has successfully represented clients' interests in some of the country's most complex and high-profile cases. Our lawyers are distinguished by their depth of courtroom experience, appearing at all levels of the courts, before tribunals, and in mediation and arbitration proceedings. We're also known for our wealth of talent: Lenczner Slaght partners, ranked among the best of their peers nationally, recruit and mentor gifted litigators who uphold the highest professional standards. From commercial disputes and class actions to professional regulation and cross-border matters, we bring expert strategy to all areas of litigation.

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Matthew Sammon

Lenczner Slaght

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