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Teresa Dufort Recognized on Benchmark Litigation Canada’s “Top 50 Women in Litigation”

News Sep 20, 2021

McMillan LLP CEO Teresa Dufort heralded as for her recognition by Benchmark Litigation Canada’s distinguished ‘Top 50 Women in Litigation’ award winner.

Teresa Dufort is a partner in McMillan’s Advocacy & Litigation Group, a leader in the firm’s Product Liability Defence and Regulatory Group and active in the Class Action Group. She also serves as the firm’s Chief Executive Officer. Teresa’s practice focuses heavily on product liability defence and products related regulatory issues. She is the prime Canadian counsel to numerous Canadian, American, European and Asian manufacturers and distributors of consumer, commercial and industrial products. She is renowned for defending class actions and both individual and commercial product liability lawsuits involving multitude of products including motor vehicles, consumer products, recreational products, construction and industrial machinery and building materials. She is also a leading authority on the requirements of the Motor Vehicle Safety Act, the vehicle emissions requirements of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, and the regulation of consumer products, including those under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act.

The extensive research process used in the creation of Benchmark’s Top 50 Women in Canada 2021 involves months of investigation into individual litigators’ professional activities as well as client feedback surveys and one-on-one interviews. The process culminates in the selection of the most distinguished women in the world of litigation. These women have earned their place amongst the leading female litigators by participating in some of the most impactful litigation matters in recent history as well as by earning the hard-won respect of their peers and clients. Though they hail from widely different practice areas, they all share the distinction of being recognized as the top players in their respective fields.

The lawyers in McMillan’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice successfully represent Canadian and international clients facing virtually any type of business dispute in almost any forum. Frequently retained to assert business clients’ rights and defend their products and brands, McMillan also represents and advises governments, agencies, tribunals, and international panels and organizations. With lawyers trained in common law and civil law systems, and fluent in multiple languages, the group has extensive experience in domestic, cross-border, and international litigation, as well as arbitration and mediation. Our lawyers continue to be recognized for their creativity and effectiveness in bringing disputes to a satisfactory conclusion, both inside and outside the courts.


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