The 2022 Precedent Setter Awards

Meet six outstanding lawyers, all in their first 10 years of practice, who shine in the legal world and work tirelessly to support the broader community
Photo from the cover of the 2022 Summer issue of Precedent, featuring Precedent Setter Award winner Sarah Mavula

The best lawyers seem to attain the impossible. In one moment, they’re pioneering a new body of caselaw in the courtroom. The next instant, they’re providing pro bono advice at a community organization or teaching a course to first-year law students. How could any one lawyer achieve so much?

The winners of this year’s Precedent Setter Awards provide an answer. All in their first 10 years of practice, these lawyers manage to excel in the legal world and support the broader community. 

The Winners

Warren Cass

Gowling WLG

Jennifer Davidson

Jennifer Davidson

Deeth Williams Wall LLP

Portrait of Gregory Ko

Gregory Ko

Kastner Lam LLP

Portrait of Sarah Mavula

Sarah Mavula

Senior associate,
Baker McKenzie LLP

Portrait of Colleen McKeown

Colleen McKeown

Daniel Brown Law LLP

Portrait of Devin Persaud

Devin Persaud

Senior associate, Goodmans LLP

The Judges

Annamaria Enenajor, Partner, Ruby Shiller Enenajor DiGiuseppe Barristers

Jamie Greenberg, General counsel, Wattpad

Pam Hrick, Executive director and general counsel, Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund

Tanya Walker, Managing partner, Walker Law Professional Corporation

This story is from our Summer 2022 Issue.

Photography by Kayla Rocca. Hair and makeup by Aniya Nandy.