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Valerie Edwards

Torkin Manes LLP | Toronto, Ontario, Canada

A lawyer since 1982


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Torkin Manes LLP
151 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5C 2W7
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Valerie, a distinguished member of our Litigation Group with over four decades of legal experience, excels in all aspects of civil and commercial litigation. Her proficiency as a lawyer is recognized widely within the litigation community.

With her adept advocacy skills, Valerie has successfully represented clients as both trial and appellate counsel across all judicial levels, including appearances at the Supreme Court of Canada. Her specialization encompasses commercial litigation, with a focus on partnership and shareholder disputes, contractual disagreements, real estate conflicts, and cases concerning fiduciaries and the transition of employees. Her practice also significantly involves professional liability.

Dedicated to providing exemplary service, Valerie makes it a priority to understand her clients and their specific needs thoroughly from the beginning of each case, aiming to enhance their prospects for a positive resolution. Her approach combines deep legal insight with strategic planning, ensuring her clients benefit from her swift responsiveness, meticulous attention to detail, and ability to see the broader implications of a case.

Valerie is a recognized voice in the legal community, regularly contributing as a speaker at Continuing Education Seminars by the Law Society of Ontario and the Canadian Bar Association. She has also shared her expertise as a former lecturer at the University of Toronto and in civil litigation and risk management courses for the Law Society of Ontario.

Her exceptional legal talent has earned her accolades and recognition, including being listed in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory for Professional Liability. In 2022, she was honored as “Lawyer of the Year” for Professional Malpractice Law. The Best Lawyers in Canada has also recognized her work in several legal fields, including Alternative Dispute Resolution, Corporate and Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Legal Malpractice Law, and Professional Malpractice Law.

Valerie's expertise includes:

- Litigation & Dispute Resolution

- Commercial Litigation

- Private Client Services

- Estates & Trusts Litigation

Her professional journey is marked by her admission to the Ontario Bar in 1983, following her LLB from the University of Toronto in 1981 and a BA from the same university in 1977, laying a solid foundation for her illustrious career.


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