Manitoba’s newest litigation, child protection, employment and labour, corporate and Indigenous advocacy law firm.

Cochrane Saxberg
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Litigation and Indigenous law firm.

Cochrane Saxberg is a litigation, child protection, employment and labour, corporate and Indigenous advocacy law firm. We focus on providing superior services to our clients. Our firm culture is one of collegiality, respect and teamwork.

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At Cochrane Saxberg we aim to provide excellent, efficient and personable legal services to our clients. We create innovative solutions while upholding old-fashioned values. We strive to practise law with honesty, integrity, initiative, team work and without discrimination.

A Message From Cochrane Saxberg

Cochrane Saxberg is taking all necessary precautionary measures to safeguard the health and safety of Manitobans, our staff and our clients as we continue to deal with the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

We have adopted a policy of maximum social distancing to lead by example to “flatten the curve” to avoid our healthcare system from being overburdened. Our other main focus is maintaining uninterrupted high quality legal services for our clients. Because of the nature of our work, the recent Court closure and the fact that our office is “on the cloud” and thus set up for remote work, we have instructed our lawyers and staff to work from home. We will not be conducting face to face meetings unless they are essential, rather, we are proceeding by teleconference or video conference to reduce prolonged close contact between individuals.

We are maintaining a skeleton workforce at our business locations to facilitate receipt of mail, couriered information and other important documentation. All workspaces in the offices are being routinely disinfected.  We are also disinfecting door handles, light switches, phones and any other frequently used surfaces and devices on a regular basis.  We are also providing alcohol-based hand sanitizers in multiple locations throughout the workplace.

We are limiting all non-essential travel and are requiring 14 day self isolation for any lawyers or staff who have traveled recently.

Please continue to check our website for updates and please do not hesitate to contact your lawyer if you have any questions or concerns.

Cochrane Saxberg is a litigation, child protection, employment and labour, corporate and Indigenous advocacy and Indigenous law firm that represents individual and institutional clients in complex, highly contested civil cases and transactional matters. Our lawyers have been and are involved in many of the most significant and topical litigation and business law matters across Manitoba.

Our clients often turn to us to resolve their most challenging legal problems. They do so because of our lawyer’s remarkable experience and depth of expertise. Lawyers at Cochrane Saxberg offer substantive knowledge that encompasses such diverse areas as complex civil and commercial litigation, indigenous law, administrative and regulatory law, child protection, insurance defence, arbitration and mediation, business law, construction law, debt collection, entertainment and media law, family law and pension law.

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Shawn practices in the areas of Civil and Commercial Litigation, Indigenous Law and Child Protection representing clients on a variety of matters, including the following; insurance matters including first and third party claims as well as coverage disputes, construction litigation, product liability, personal injury claims, shareholder disputes, debt collection, child protection proceedings and related matters, and estate litigation.

Shawn Scarcello
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A member of the Fisher River Cree Nation, Mr. Cochrane practices in the areas of Indigenous Law, Business Law and Child Protection Law. Mr. Cochrane provides full comprehensive legal services to a number of First Nation Bands, First Nation Settlement Trusts, First Nation political organizations and Indigenous Child Protection Agencies.

Harold (Sonny) Cochrane
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Mr. Saxberg is a partner with the firm, practicing in the areas of labour and employment law, indigenous law, child protection law, insurance Law, complex commercial litigation, pension law, utility regulation, and entertainment/music law. He was called to the Bar in 1999. Mr. Saxberg and Brian J. Meronek, Q.C. conducted a four month pension trial in which their clients won a judgment valued at $140 million against MTS.

Kris Saxberg
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Ms. Johnston, a member of the Peguis First Nation, practices in the areas of Indigenous law, Business law and Indigenous Child Protection law. She received her call to the Manitoba Bar in 1996. Throughout Ms. Johnston’s practice, she has provided full comprehensive legal services to Indigenous individuals, First Nation Bands, First Nation political organizations and more recently, to Indigenous Child Protection Agencies in Northern Manitoba.

Brenda Johnston
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Greg focuses primarily in the area of Child Protection Law and Indigenous Law. Greg currently oversees a number of child protection agencies serving various regions within the Province of Manitoba. Mr. Johnson received his call to the Manitoba Bar in June of 2005.  Mr. Johnson is a member of the Fisher River Cree Nation and is a partner at Cochrane Saxberg LLP.

Greg Johnson
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