Lerners Partner Jennifer Hunter Wins Prestigious Lexpert “Rising Star” Award
We’re proud to congratulate partner Jennifer Hunter who has been named one of Lexpert’s “Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers under 40” for 2020.
Jennifer is a partner and litigator in our Toronto office whose practice includes insurance defence, health law, professional regulation, privacy and data security, and appellate advocacy. She truly embodies our firm values of excellence, respect, leadership, integrity and courage in her work with clients, her relationships with colleagues and peers, and her commitment to serving the community.
With a distinctive ability to balance stellar legal acumen with outstanding business insight, in addition to her impressive legal talent, Jennifer has developed market opportunities for the firm to address the rapidly evolving needs of current and prospective clients, particularly in the area of Cyber-Risk and Liability.
In addition to her roles at the firm, Jennifer is dedicated to serving the communities in which she works and lives. Jennifer serves as pro bono counsel, and amicus curiae at court appearances on behalf of a number of organizations; she is a member of the Toronto Lawyers’ Association education committee, the Advocates’ Society 10+ Standing Committee; and has served as a council and executive committee member for the Toronto Medico-Legal Society. She is also a passionate advocate for the continued need for the advancement of women in the legal profession inside and outside of the firm.
“Most of us at the Firm have worked with Jenn, either on client matters, or through her roles on numerous Firm committees, and we have all benefitted from her legal talent, leadership abilities, and entrepreneurial spirit. Between the time she spends on her feet in the courtroom, her focus on client service, and her dedication to sharing her knowledge and mentoring young lawyers, she has earned a reputation as a tireless champion for her clients, colleagues and the community,” says Anne Spafford, Managing Partner Toronto. “We at Lerners can all agree that she is not only a quintessential next generation lawyer, but truly a rising star.”
Presented annually by Lexpert, the “Rising Stars” awards celebrate lawyers under 40 from across Canada who are at the top of the legal profession — both within their offices and their local communities. Winners are selected by an advisory board of distinguished members of the legal community.
Congratulations to all the winners!