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Lerners opens Waterloo Region office

Monday, November 23, 2020 @ 12:30 PM | By John Chunn

Lerners announced that it has expanded its presence in Southwestern Ontario with a new office in Waterloo Region helmed by Graham Bennett, an experienced local litigator who has joined the firm’s plaintiff personal injury and insurance law practice as a partner.

According to the firm’s press release, Bennett brings nearly 30 years of trial experience and boosts the bench strength of Lerners’ plaintiff personal injury group. 

Called to the Ontario bar in 1993, Bennett was a partner at one of Kitchener’s larger law firms for many years before opening his own litigation practice and now joining Lerners LLP.

Lerners’ press release notes that the new office is in Kitchener’s downtown Heritage District and will allow it to provide added services and support to its clients throughout Waterloo Region. The office will provide legal services to several industry sectors, including agribusiness, technology/startups, professional services, insurance, education, real property development and health care, as well as providing legal services focused on personal injury, wills and estates, privacy and information management and corporate matters.

“We are proud to join the Waterloo Region community and look forward to providing practical and results-focused advice and representation to current and new clients in the region,” said Graham Porter, firm chair and managing partner of the London, Ont., office. “We are likewise pleased to welcome Graham Bennett’s expertise and experience in the Waterloo, Kitchener and Cambridge markets. He is a great addition to our firm.”