November 21, 2014

Jennifer Woznesensky named Rising Star by Lexpert® and one of Canada’s Leading Lawyers Under 40

Harper Grey is proud to announce that our partner, Jennifer Woznesensky, has received the prestigious Lexpert® Rising Stars – Leading Lawyers Under 40 award. Chosen from among hundreds of nominees across Canada, Jennifer was among a select group of young lawyers who were officially recognized during the dinner and awards presentation hosted by Lexpert on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at The Royal York Hotel in Toronto.

Jennifer’s recognition as a leading lawyer in the area of insurance and professional negligence law speaks to her uncompromising work ethic, quick mind and engaging personality. She is a talented advocate with an exceptional track record for strategy and negotiation. Her creativity, adaptability and foresight benefit her clients as well as the charities she passionately champions.

“We are delighted that Jennifer has received this outstanding recognition.” says Richard Bereti, Managing Partner. “While she may be our youngest partner, she has distinguished herself as a remarkable leader who motivates and inspires all those around her and has positively contributed in a significant way to her clients and to the firm. Congratulations Jennifer, we’re very proud of you.”

Lexpert’s Rising Stars award recognizes legal leaders under the age of 40 based on criteria such as leadership, professional achievements, business acumen, adaptability, teamwork and interpersonal skills.

The winners and finalists will be featured in the November / December issue of Lexpert Magazine. Following is an an exerpt:

“Jennifer Woznesensky is the youngest partner in the firm and a creative advocate with exceptional skills in strategy, negotiation and problem solving. She represents defendants in complex bodily injury and product liability actions, appearing at all levels of court in BC. Important successes have included defending a landlord at trial against allegations of vicarious liability for an employee’s sexual assault of a tenant, defending property managers in a leading case involving interplay between the Building Code and the Occupiers Liability Act, and defending a high school student at trial against allegations that he negligently injured another student in class. When negotiations hit a standstill, she never fails to come up with an innovative approach. Jennifer is active in Women in Insurance Cancer Crusade BC and has been a director since 2008, managing all communications.”

You can watch a video interview of Jennifer here and read more about the Lexpert Rising Stars Leading Lawyers under 40 awards here.