Award announcement

Donna Shier Named 2014 “Lawyer of the Year”, Environmental Law

August 12, 2013

We are very proud to announce that Best Lawyers has awarded Donna Shier “Lawyer of the Year” 2014, Environmental Law, Toronto. Congratulations, Donna!

Only one lawyer in a given practice area in each community can be honoured and Donna was selected by a survey of her peers. Lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers’ abilities, professionalism and integrity.

Donna is one of Canada’s best known experts in contaminated land issues including management of contaminated sites, their remediation and redevelopment. As environmental counsel to Canada’s leading industrial companies, Donna advises on corporate environmental due diligence, environmental compliance issues and directors’ and officers’ liability protection. Donna is frequently retained as an environmental law expert by real estate and business lawyers and their clients to avoid the legal and financial hazards associated with contaminated property and environmental non-compliances.

Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP

Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP is Canada’s recognized leading environmental law firm, delivering a full range of environmental, Indigenous and energy law services. For nearly 50 years, our clients have benefitted from our innovative, practical solutions and extensive knowledge of environmental, Indigenous, and energy and natural resource issues. With 16 highly specialized lawyers, we are the largest private sector environmental law practice in Canada. Eight of our lawyers are Environmental Law Specialists, certified by the Law Society of Ontario. Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers has offices in Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary, and Yellowknife. Our lawyers are called to the Bar in Ontario, New Brunswick, Alberta, British Columbia, Nunavut, the Northwest Territories, and the Yukon.

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Donna Shier

Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP

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Osgoode Hall Law School

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