TORONTO, July 25 – LAWFUEL – Law News Daily – Miller Thomson LLP, Canada’s tenth largest law firm, has announced that eight lawyers have joined the firm to form a London, Ontario office, effective August 1, 2006. The four partners in the office, F.
Glenn Jones, A. Duncan Grace, Anthony G. J. Van Klink and John Downing, are all well known members of the London legal and business community.
Miller Thomson has been actively building its presence in Southwestern Ontario since 2002 when it merged with Kitchener-Waterloo-based Sims Clement Eastman and then subsequently combined with the Guelph firm of Kearns McKinnon in 2003. The London office brings the firm’s total complement of lawyers in
the region to 48.
The opening of this office continues Miller Thomson’s strategy of rapid, yet measured, growth and furthers its objective to provide comprehensive business law services in key markets across the country.
“The range of industries represented in the London market – financial
services, real estate, retail, consumer and business products, technology, health care and education, to name a few – are a good fit with our firm’s strengths and business model” says Jud Whiteside, Chairman and CEO of Miller
“By establishing this office, we can offer our clients in London the
local support and services they require bolstered by the resources, scope and
specialty expertise of a national law firm.”
“Miller Thomson has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to this
region, and we have been very successful as a result,” adds Ric Trafford,
Managing Partner of Miller Thomson’s Southwestern Ontario offices and a
long-time resident of the area. “I am excited about our move into London and very optimistic about our future here.”
About Miller Thomson LLP
Miller Thomson LLP is one of Canada’s largest full-service national law
firms, with more than 500 professionals working from Toronto, Vancouver,
Whitehorse, Calgary, Edmonton, London, Kitchener-Waterloo, Guelph, Markham and
Montréal. The firm provides business law, advocacy and personal legal services
to Canadian and international corporations, entrepreneurs, institutions,
governments, not-for-profit organizations and individuals.