Honours & Recognitions

Filion is committed to excellence and the highest ethical standards both in the practice of law and in our approach to serving clients.

Our firm and many of our lawyers have been recognized as top tier by both Canadian and international ranking publications, including Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, the North American Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, and the UK-based Chambers Canada and Chambers Global directories.

Since 2012, Canadian Lawyer Magazine has consistently recognized Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti as one of Canada’s Top 10 Labour and Employment Boutiques in its bi-annual surveys.  In its latest survey, 2018, Canadian Lawyer noted that our lawyers are “invested members of their clients’ teams” and “committed to excellence.”

Two of our lawyers, Roy Filion, Q.C. and James (Jamie) Knight, are among the most highly-ranked management-side labour and employment lawyers in Canada. Jamie is ranked as Band 1 in both Chambers Global and Chambers Canada, while Roy is ranked as “Senior Statesman” in both directories. A Senior Statesman is a distinguished partner who in their senior years remains a principal point of contact for major clients with major matters.

As well, both Roy and Jamie have been named “best labour and employment lawyer of the year”, Roy for Toronto by Best Lawyers in 2012, and Jamie as Canadian HR Reporter’s 2017 Employment Lawyer of the Year, as selected by Canadian Lawyer Magazine.

Since 2011, we have been affiliated with L&E Global, an international alliance of law firms providing workplace law advice and services to employers around the world. We are the sole Canadian law firm in the L&E Global alliance.

In 2018, L&E Global achieved ELITE status as a legal network in the Chambers Global 2018 directory. This is the highest possible ranking for a legal network and is a testament to the excellence of the 23 individual law firms that make up the alliance