Called to the Bar in 1975, Dave Hill maintains a practice that encompasses virtually all aspects of civil litigation, including corporate/commercial litigation, arbitrations and mediation. His expertise in trial and appellate advocacy is reflected in a number of leading cases in many different areas of law, including recent cases involving economic torts, environmental claims and significant contractual disputes. As one of the leading civil litigation lawyers in Manitoba, he has appeared in trial courts of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Federal Court and the Federal Court of Appeal, the Tax Court of Canada, and the Supreme Court of Canada.
He is ranked in Lexpert in the areas of Commercial Insurance, Litigation and Corporate/Commercial. He was the first Manitoba litigator to be chosen as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, a trial lawyer honorary society.
He has been selected by Best Lawyers List for Canada for the past ten years in six different areas of litigation, including Corporate and Commercial, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Bet-the-Company Litigation and Insurance Law Litigation. This year he was voted Top Litigator in Manitoba by Best Lawyers Canada.
Dave started his own litigation boutique in 1988, now known as Hill Sokalski Walsh, which in 2010 was selected as one of the 10 Top Litigation Boutiques in Canada. In 2013 and in 2014, the firm was chosen as Firm of the Year – Manitoba by Benchmark Canada. He has often been chosen Litigator of the Year – Manitoba by Benchmark.
For a series of years, he has been selected as one of the top litigators in Canada in Lexpert’s Report on Business insert in The Globe and Mail. He has received the Martindale Hubbell 2018 Judicial Edition ranking as “AV Preeminent” representing the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards reflecting the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and judiciary.
Last updated March 2020