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For resolving the most complex disputes, excellence and efficiency are our guiding principles.

Excellence, dedication and audacity

Woods is one of Canada’s largest litigation, arbitration and insolvency boutiques, recognized nationally and internationally for its expertise and success.

Clients and peers alike praise our expertise in resolving the most complex disputes. A winning strategy coupled with the unwavering dedication of our team is our formula for success. As officers of the court, we utilize our talent and intellectual rigor to promote success. The firm prides itself on its reputation for handling high-stakes, strategic issues, while remaining highly flexible, proactive and efficient.

Awards and recognitions

The Globe & Mail

Among the 200 most recommended law firms in Canada and the 10 best firms for dispute resolution (the only boutique in Quebec)

Canadian Lawyer

One of Canada’s top 10 litigation boutiques – the only one in Quebec


Ranked among the most prominent dispute resolution firms in Montreal

Chambers Canada

One of the highest distinctions in litigation (Quebec – Litigation: General Commercial- Band 2)

The Legal 500

Ranked in Tier 2 for Dispute Resolution in Quebec

Benchmark Litigation

Quebec Dispute Resolution Firm of the Year for the 5th year in a row

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In 1995, James A. Woods introduced a litigation boutique to Montreal’s already competitive market. Nowadays, Woods equates excellence, efficiency, and creativity to the entire legal community.

Dedicated to community interests


Woods supports Canada’s leading law schools and gives students from other fields the opportunity to learn about law by:

  • teaching, giving lectures, conferences, and training sessions;
  • contributing to moot competitions and renowned professional development activities;
  • supporting fundraising events and rallies.


Woods promotes the active participation of its members in professional associations in the legal field. Woods also makes ongoing efforts to promote access to justice. It is our vision as officers of the court to promote the concept of justice for all, through pro bono work or involvement in professional associations and social organizations.

Arts and Culture

Woods embraces the development and accessibility of the arts to the largest possible audience in its sponsorship efforts. Because of our proximity to the Quebec cultural scene, we contribute not only through donations and sponsorships, but also by serving on boards of directors.

Community and social development

Woods actively fosters and encourages all of its team members to volunteer for causes that are dear to their heart. As part of our strategy and in our relationships with our partners, we support causes in a variety of fields that contribute to the advancement of society and its communities.

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