Calgary employment lawyer & managing partner Charles Osuji awarded as one of Canada’s TOP 25 most influential lawyers BY CANADIAN LAWYER MAGAZINE
The Top 25 Most Influential 2020 winner
Managing Partner & Employment Lawyer at Osuji & Smith Lawyers – Calgary Employment & Business Lawyers
By the age of 30, Charles Osuji, an internationally trained lawyer from Nigeria, bought a 37-year-old firm wherein he had served as an articling student not long before. Today, Osuji & Smith is a thriving small-sized firm that offers multi-generational and multi-cultural perspectives to its client base. The firm’s diverse staff includes lawyers who are educated or trained abroad, as well as individuals who can speak English, Igbo, Mandarin, Cantonese, Bengali, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, French, Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu. Professionals at Osuji & Smith can bring their diverse legal, financial and lived experiences to the table, which is what sets the firm apart from others. Charles Osuji acts as a role model for young professionals and as a mentor to the associate lawyers, articling students and legal assistants at the firm. For these reasons, Three Best Rated has consistently named Osuji & Smith, beginning in 2017, as one of the top-rated employment and business firms in Calgary.
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Company name: Osuji & Smith Lawyers
Head office address: 348 14th Street NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1Z7
Phone number: 403-283-8018
employment lawyer Calgary & managing partner Charles Osuji SAYS:
“It is such an honour to be voted and chosen as one of the Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada (Young Influencer) by Canadian Lawyer Magazine. It is an even greater honor to be placed in such distinguished ranks as those of the past honorees such as Supreme Court of Canada Justices, prominent Judges and inspiring lawyers across Canada.
Being the first Nigerian-born, internationally-trained lawyer to receive this Award after a few years of relocating to Canada with no professional network, I hope this further encourages the continued acceptance and recognition of international talents notwithstanding the sound of their voice, the color of their skin or their heritage. These folks are ever ready to prove their worth if they get their foot in the door or given a chance. Believe me (the amazing staff and lawyers at Osuji & Smith come from different parts of the world and speak over 12 major languages). I’ve chosen to give them a chance.
I’m grateful for the support and vote of confidence across Canada and elsewhere from family, friends, colleagues, Calgary Region Immigrant Employment Council, mentors and my staff at Osuji & Smith Lawyers – Calgary Employment & Business Lawyers.”