The 2023 Precedent Setter Awards

Meet six junior lawyers who’ve set a new standard for legal excellence and community work
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In the stories below, you’ll meet outstanding lawyers, all in their first 10 years of practice, with a track record of legal expertise and meaningful contributions to the community. May we proudly present the winners of this year’s Precedent Setter Awards.

The Winners

Darian Baskatawang

Olthuis Kleer Townshend LLP

Sarah Beamish

Beamish Law

Imran Kamal

Ministry of the Attorney General

Husein Panju

Legal counsel,
Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council 

Dasha Peregoudova

Aird & Berlis LLP 

Christine Wadsworth

McCarthy Tétrault LLP 

The Judges

Meet the leading lawyers who selected this year’s winners

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Kathryn Hendrikx
Hendrikx Family Law

Headshot of Devin Persaud

Devin Persaud
Associate, Goodmans LLP

Headshot of Warda Shazadi Meighen

Warda Shazadi Meighen
Partner, Landings LLP

Headshot of Paul-Erik Veel

Paul-Erik Veel
Partner, Lenczner Slaght LLP


This story is from our Spring 2023 Issue.

Photos of the winners by Daniel Ehrenworth. Photos of the judges by Arthur Mola. Hair and makeup of the winners by Jasmine Merinsky.