Honouring Bryan Finlay, Q.C.
On September 27, 2012 the Ontario Bar Association recognized Bryan Finlay, Q.C. with the OBA Award of Excellence in Civil Litigation at a gala held at Toronto’s Ritz-Carlton. The stunning evening saw the civil litigation bar celebrate Mr. Finlay’s dedication to the profession and stellar achievements.
Keynote speaker, past mentee, colleague and friend, the Honourable Mr. Justice Thomas M. Cromwell of the Supreme Court of Canada, spoke to Mr. Finlay’s fearless nature, sound judgment, meticulous methodology and integrity. The over 400 advocates in attendance were entertained by Justice Cromwell’s personal accounts of Mr. Finlay’s poignant military metaphors and eccentric headgear.
“The value of practice is in the team,” said Mr. Finlay describing his career at WeirFoulds LLP. He continued by saying, “my mentors taught me to be interested, listen and have time for those I mentor and work with.”
In acknowledgment of this award, former Chief Justice of the Ontario Superior Court, the Honourable Patrick J. LeSage C.M., O.Ont, Q.C., presented Mr. Finlay with a painting specially created for him by Former Chief Justice of Ontario and Senior Counsel at Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP, the Honourable R. Roy McMurtry, Q.C., O.C., O. Ont.