Reviews For David A. Whitten

David Whitten - Toronto Employment Lawyer


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David T.
April 2, 2022

David Whitten is very confident and provided great guidance through the process. He understood what I was going through and was very compassionate with the situation. David was very responsive, simplified the process and made the experience stress free. I would highly recommend David and his firm.

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Christophe Jollivet
February 18, 2022

I was given David Whitten as a referral and It has been a pleasure dealing with David and his team. He is available when needed, extremely reactive, very professional, and provided great advice. I highly recommend this firm.

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Melissa Pound
January 6, 2022

David Whitten's dedication to his clients and passion for the law are obvious from the first meeting. His help was much appreciated.

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Greg Mason
November 30, 2021

David Whitten really delivers! He has such a wonderful balance of smarts and compassion. I felt very well looked after all the way through the process. I would highly recommend David and his firm. I feel like I have my life back.

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Leslie Sutherland
July 15, 2021

I fear any review I provide about David Whitten will not do him justice. David was highly recommended to me by a friend who is also a senior lawyer and someone I hold in very high regard and trust implicitly. David did not disappoint. His legal skill became apparent very quickly. He is also very kind and supportive. The level of respect he seems to command from opposing counsel speaks volumes. He is dogged and fights for the outcome he knows to be fair and reasonable. I highly recommend David should you find yourself needing legal counsel. You will be in very skilled, capable, professional, and caring hands.

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Annamarie Bermundo
July 5, 2021

I had the opportunity to work with David Whitten in the Spring of 2021 and I am so thankful for all of his knowledge, advice and overall guidance with my employment contract. The outcome was better than I anticipated and I could not have achieved this without his help. Great person to work with. Extremely personable, professional and support staff helped make admin a breeze. Highly recommend.

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Maria da Silva
April 30, 2021

David Whitten was great to deal with, he was professional candid and put me at ease. His experience in the area of Employment law is evident, I would not hesitate to recommend David and his team. You are in good hands!

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Fiona Donoghuepaylor
March 15, 2021

David Whitten made all the difference, in such a stressful time of my life, having David provide sound advice was essential. If you experience losing your job and having to navigate this chapter of your life; who to represent you during a stressful time. I highly recommend David and his entire firm. The trust factor is huge and appreciated. Thanks for everything, Fiona Donoghue

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Paul Feitelberg
February 2, 2021

I recently settled with my previous employer and it was done in a relatively short time. I am so pleased that I chose David Whitten as he is a true professional and clearly has a thorough knowledge of labour law. He provided an excellent overview in the initial consultation and set realistic expectations regarding options and this included advising not to spend unnecessarily on legal fees that might not produce results. Equally important, he was always quick to respond to my questions, either by email or phone, as requested. I would have no hesitation recommending Whitten Lublin to anybody and in fact already have.

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Anthony Zlahtic
December 20, 2020

David Whitten is easily the most capable and effective labour lawyer amongst many that I have directly engaged. He is clear in his approach and assessment/explanation of issues and timely in obtaining results consistent with client consultations and expectations. I would have no hesitation in recommending David to others.

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Owen Morgan
December 15, 2020

I received great advice and service from David Whitten at Whitten & Lublin. He delivered on his promise, and made what was an intimidating process as smooth as these things can be. And I am very appreciative to him, and recommend him and his firm wholeheartedly.

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Jelena Vuckovic
December 13, 2020

David Whitten is the best of the best. I can't say enough good things about my experience when dealing with him and his team, mainly Nadia Halum. I have never needed a lawyer before so the entire process was brand new to me, and intimidating to say the least. David made me feel at ease, he made me feel heard and most importantly, he made me feel protected when dealing with my legal issue. I felt safe and knew I could count on him which is a priceless feeling. He explained everything to me thoroughly and clearly and ensured I felt supported every step of the way. Both he and Nadia are extremely professional and knowledgable. I am forever grateful that I had this team in my corner and I'm thankful to have reached the outcome we did.

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Gerry Nieves-Dwyer
December 8, 2020

It was a very positive experience speaking to David Whitten. He came to the meeting prepared and explained the situation in clear communication. His professionalism and knowledge of the Canadian Labour Laws and his explanation in easy to understand language was appreciated. I felt he truly cared for my situation and provided his legal guidance as a result. Thoroughly recommend Mr. Whitten’s services.

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Sholeh Fabbri
September 17, 2020

After finding myself in the middle of an unexpected dismissal, I knew I needed a zealous advocate in my corner that would be able to guide me and fight for my rights. David Whitten was that and more. I can see why he came so highly recommended to me. The situation felt completely overwhelming but he listened to what I had to share, focused on what mattered and took action immediately. I was very impressed with his insights, advice and confidence in my case. David broke things down in a direct easy-to-understand way which helped me navigate my way through a very unsettling time. I would highly recommended working with David should you be in need of a lawyer that is efficient, effective and even bullish when necessary.

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James McKay
September 13, 2020

David Whitten came highly recommended by another senior lawyer and friend. He was extremely responsive and provided terrific insight in supporting my employment transition between organizations. With his advice, I was able to secure valuable adjustments to my new executive employment offer, and join this new organization feeling confident, secure and excited! Thank you, David!

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August 23, 2020

I had the opportunity to get legal advice from David Whitten. The level of knowledge and understanding that Mr. Whitten has in employment law is fascinating. After having several discussions with Mr. Whitten and his proposed strategies, now I know why Mr. Whitten is an elite employment lawyer in Canada. I hereby recommend Mr. Whitten without reservation.

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Cheryl Campbell
January 9, 2020

I was recently in need of a highly experienced employment lawyer to help me with a very challenging, sensitive and complex contract matter. I was referred to David Whitten by another highly experienced labour lawyer who is a friend and was in conflict with the matter. After a quick intro call with David he immediately had me meet with him in person to go through the challenges I had with my employment contract execution. In our first meeting, David took the necessary time to listen and ask the right questions to help better access the situation. By the end of the meeting, he was able to define a much better path forward to affect a resolution that both addressed my concerns and was fair. Throughout the entire journey, David was a true professional, firm and very consistent. He always made me feel like my matter was the top priority in getting resolved which he achieved. He was able to negotiate a great end result from a very challenging and complex situation and it was done in a timely fashion. Excellent negotiation skills! I have worked in the auto manufacturing sector as a senior executive for many years and have had the opportunity to work with some great employment lawyers. If I had to measure David, I would put him at the top of the class and highly recommend him on any employment legal matter especially if you need a tiger to get it done. Outstanding work David and thank you, Jamie, for the recommendation. Terry Campbell

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Annie C.
November 26, 2019

David Whitten provided guidance on the best position to influence a favorable outcome with the subsequent terms of my transition with my employer. Career transition transactions can be standard and complex. David’s experience and honest approach and perseverance enabled a successful outcome. I highly recommend David’s services when making business decisions regarding your career.

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SN. C.
November 7, 2019

If you are looking for the best lawyer who will overcome impasse, I definitely recommend David Whitten. I wish I had hired David sooner - I consulted/hired a few lawyers (prior David) who reached an impasse and left me hopeless. But things were different with David - his talent and strategies are nonpareil, he was able to overcome the impasse in less than 3 months and delivered amazing results. I am extremely satisfied and grateful for his services. I can finally breath and starting a new chapter in life. Thank you David ! Too bad there was no 6 stars review ****** I would have given it to you !

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Lannie Sibian
September 4, 2019

I had the pleasure of working with David Whitten when making some crucial career decisions. He was extremely helpful in looking at situations objectively and offering advice and direction based on his vast experience. His straight forward approach and understanding of my priorities allowed me to make decisions that were right for me. He was wonderful to work with...calm, pragmatic, patient, focused and extremely professional. David has the highest regard for his clients and what is important to them.

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Paul M.
July 7, 2019

David Whitten came highly recommended through our legal circles and didn't disappoint. Excellent communication, leadership and steering of our file through to a successful outcome. Thanks very much Whitten & Lublin - we can now highly recommend as well!!

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Pat T.
July 2, 2019

David Whitten and team was great to work with. Very professional, and always engaged in the issues. This is a group that really knows what they are doing and how to best resolve the matters. 100% 5 stars!

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Kathy Scianitti
April 1, 2019

Fantastic Firm. The managing partner, David Whitten, is extremely knowledgable. He was a pleasure to deal with, a leader in his field, and was very compassionate during the entire process. I would highly recommend this firm!

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Tessa Ohlendorf
March 31, 2019

I was very happy working with David Whitten in a recent employment change. David was professional, quick, supportive and incredibly informative. I was able to navigate my situation with confidence - and competence- having his expert advice and assistance. I have already referred him to others and I will continue to do so - he is an excellent resource and you can't do better with him in your corner.

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J Macdonald
December 31, 2018

David Whitten gave me great advice negotiating the non-compete provisions of my employment agreement. He was very practical and helped me get a good outcome. I would definitely recommend him.

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Michel Cubric
December 3, 2018

I recently needed advice and help related to a settlement package from my employer. I was referred to David Whitten who was absolutely fantastic. Prompt, professional and very sharp. Got my issue resolved in a matter of days in very favorable terms. Highly recommend David and the firm.

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Ben A
December 3, 2018

David Whitten kindly took over contract review and negotiations when I switched investment banks. David is truly a master of his craft and an expert. He is also incredibly reachable and responsive. As a fellow lawyer, I truly appreciate his expertise and professionalism and would fully recommend him to anyone else in a similar situation.

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Sam Zahler
November 1, 2018

We continually use W&L (David Whitten & Daniel Lublin) for our company and would recommend to any organization

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Michael Lau
November 1, 2018

I was in need of an employment lawyer and I came across Whitten & Lublin. I contacted the lawyer firm and set up an appointment with David Whitten. David had a very good understanding of my situation and practically solved all the issues on our first meeting. He was very attentive to details and he picked up hints and useful points that I had overlooked. He is a very patient listener and I was able to take my time to present my story and concerns. Before the end of our first meeting, he had already formulated a course of action setting out the final goal and range of expectations. When I asked about the fees, I was very surprised to hear from David that it would be way less expensive for me to take on the hourly fee option. I was not expecting a lawyer would say that. He genuinely cares about his clients as much as justice being served. I was so impressed when he presented me with a draft for me to approve the day following our first meeting. We sent that draft out as it is on the same day and nothing in it that needed to be changed. His deep knowledge, understanding and expertise in his field were borne out in the negotiation process. Despite some irritations and misrepresentations from the lawyer representing the employer, David remained very composed and gentleman-like. He steered me clear of certain problematic areas and potential pitfalls. From that point on, we went through a few rounds of negotiation and the whole case was settled in about two months just as he had predicted. David had made a delicate legal process so seamless, less stressful and inexpensive. Looking back, I had made the right choice to trust David with my case.

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Shalom Shapurkar
October 2, 2018

I've worked with David Whitten on two assignments and very impressed with his professionalism and approach to each case. David is strategic, empathetic and is focused on a fair resolution. David is genuinely interested in supporting his clients.

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June 1, 2018

I recently retained David Whitten because he was very forthright and confident. In our initial meeting he was very clear in terms of how he would proceed and also provided estimated results and probabilities. The staff members in the office of Whitten & Lublin are very professional and quick to respond. Thank you.

Lino DeFacendis
April 3, 2018

It's my pleasure to write this review for Mr. David Whitten, who personally managed my recent legal challenge. From our initial meeting, David was respectfully professional, highly competent and strongly influential in bringing our case to successful conclusion. He's a pleasure to work with and I highly endorse him as an expert in this legal space.

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Donald Butler
April 1, 2018

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Katie G
March 1, 2018

After the initial consultation, I knew I wanted David Whitten to represent me. David was extremely forthright and honest with me from the very beginning. His legal expertise and professionalism are unparalleled – ensuring a prompt response to all correspondence. David managed my expectations, time and costs very efficiently. He took the time to explain, in detail, the legal processes and anticipated outcomes. This allowed me to be less emotional and make strategic decisions during a very hard time. There is no doubt that I got the best outcome as a result of David’s intelligence and work ethic. I highly recommend him.

Larry Iwamoto
March 1, 2018

David Whitten did an outstanding job in representing me with my employer such that I received a very favourable outcome upon my departure.
He was very proactive and yet showed great patience when needed. Always considered my comments in reaching a satisfying result.
Would highly recommend David

Stephan Sigaud
September 29, 2017

Money very well spent. David Whitten had done a thorough review of my offer letter and his advice helped me improve its terms. Thank you!

Susan Power
July 31, 2017

Today I had the experience of dealing with Daniel Lublin and David Whitten for the first time. And here is how I would describe this team: Responsive, flexible, fair, approachable, interested in a win - win in interactions, attentive, and applying a sense of urgency to make sure everything is taken care of as quickly and as beneficially as possible. I would say they foster the kind of environment and the kind of lawyer - client relationship anyone who uses legal services would like to find. Before contacting Daniel and David I looked thoroughly through the firm's website and read about the awards they and the firm have earned: Best in the Nation; I agree!

Kerri Reid
April 18, 2017

David Whitten is knowledgeable, professional and responsive.  I’ve reached out to him many times over the past 5 years for employment law advice, and he always provides clear direction and truly invaluable information.  He patiently answers questions and is an absolute pleasure to work!

John A
March 8, 2017

Best Employment Lawyer in Canada, Bar None! David and his team are the most knowledgeable and professional employment lawyers in Canada with a proven track record of negotiating and winning simple to complex cases. I've personally dealt with David numerous of times after receiving poor service from the traditional Bay Street establishment. David is tough on results and fair with people and is a real pleasure to work with. His deep knowledge of employment law, broad relationships with other Canadian law professionals and his ability to negotiate win/win deals make him the "Go To Team" for any Employment Offer Review or simple to difficult Severance Cases. Best money I've ever spent in the Legal Field has been with David Whitten, as I always get the best return on investment with respect to risk reduction or payout. Thank-you David!

February 6, 2017

During the fall of 2016 I asked for David Whitten's assistance re a termination/severance disagreement with my previous employer. During all meetings, correspondence and communication with him, I found David to be knowledgeable, concise and expeditious; he was always candid and explicit with his directions and how best to proceed to acquire a favourable resolution for me. David always worked in my best interest and successfully concluded negotiations for my benefit.


I would highly recommend David Whitten as a seasoned employment lawyer who will serve his client(s) well and to the best of his ability.

Dawn C
February 2, 2017

Had the pleasure to work with David Whitten. Straight to business. Knowledgeable and professional. Timely responses and actions with honest and kind correspondence. It was a workplace related claim and there is no doubt that I got the best outcome possible because of Whitten & Lublin.

July 12, 2016

I had the true pleasure of working with David Whitten following an extremely difficult termination from a large corporation. From the initial consultation, I knew David was the lawyer for me. He had thoroughly reviewed my preliminary documentation, and provided a clear plan going forward- I felt immediately supported and encouraged. Words cannot convey how much his expert advice, tenacious skill, and, perhaps most importantly, belief in me has meant throughout this entire process. David and his team were always professional, honest and efficient, bringing my complex case to a successful resolution. I would, without hesitation, give David Whitten my highest endorsement- I will be forever grateful to him.

Michael Fitzgibbon
March 21, 2016

David Whitten and the whole team at Whitten & Lublin provided me with excellent legal services. David's knowledge and sage advice was instrumental to achieving a satisfactory result in a short period of time. The process was very professional and very efficient - no wasted time, which kept costs under control. In addition, David took the time to explain very clearly the legal process for each action item on the case. I appreciated those qualities very much. In addition to critical legal advice and quality work, David managed to keep the case in perspective for me, which helped me make sound decisions. I therefore highly recommend Whitten & Lublin. It was a real pleasure to work with David, his partner and their team. I will certainly call upon them again.

Donny W.
March 7, 2016

Whitten & Lublin Employment Lawyers provided excellent guidance, knowledge and help in understanding my employment legal rights. It was a pleasure working with David Whitten and having him on my side to successfully resolve my employment . Whitten & Lublin Employment Lawyers provided excellent guidance, knowledge and help in understanding my employment legal rights. It was a pleasure working with David Whitten and having him on my side to successfully resolve my employment issues. Thank you to David and his team for all the support!

Christina Hill
August 8, 2015

I highly recommend the services of Whitten & Lublin. I have retained David's council for several years and have always received excellent representation. David Whitten has always been very effective and efficient with any situation I present to him. David's open and honest approach is appreciated and allowed me to make sound decisions quickly.

July 27, 2015

I've known both David Whitten and Daniel Lublin for years...they have both assisted me professionally and their service is second to none...they are by far the best duo I've come across in the legal industry...they are excellent at what they do, and best of all, they have fun doing it, which makes it fun for the client to work with them...great guys, great firm, I would highly recommend them...

Sherry Funston
July 10, 2015

I could not speak more highly of David Whitten. He had thoroughly reviewed my preliminary documentation prior to our first meeting and immediately put me at ease, advising that he would help me through all this to a satisfactory result. And he was as good as his word. He was encouraging - he was reassuring - he was professional - and he was empathetic.

From the first meeting with David, came my first good night sleep in about a month. I knew I was in good and capable hands.

David Whitten has my highest recommendation - I am extremely grateful to him.

Sherry Funston

Barb Milburn-Clarke
May 11, 2015

Totally professional, detail orientated, no time wasted. Even though my case was small, I was treated with importance. Highly recommend David Whitten ...of Whitten and Lublin Employment Law office.

Bev Craig
October 29, 2014

David Whitten is amazing!
He is intelligent, patient, inspiring and was successful in managing my case. I always felt supported, comfortable asking questions and clear on my options in order to make decisions effectively.
I would highly recommend David to anyone in need of an awesome employment lawyer.

Richard Partridge
October 25, 2014

I am very grateful for having met David Whitten and the expert staff at Whitten & Lublin. I was previously exposed to a highly toxic work environment. It was an experience like no other I had ever been through in my life. After speaking with family, I decided the best thing for me and my family was to speak with a Lawyer. After reading several reviews on line about David, I called his office and booked an appointment to meet with him. My first meeting with David, he came prepared. He took time to review the information I sent him and to familiarize himself with my situation. He spoke to me in a language that I could understand and implemented a plan to help me navigate very stormy waters with my then employer. I am taking the time to write this message in hopes that you too will allow David to assist you with your matter. I highly recommend David Whitten and the services provided by his firm.

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August 10, 2014

David Whitten is a highly skilled lawyer and I highly recommend him as an employment lawyer. His strong technical legal knowledge and expertise coupled with his cultural sensitivity, high emotional IQ and efficient service created a very positive experience for me at a very difficult time in my life. You will never regret getting at least an initial consult with David Whitten.

Amie Rankin
July 17, 2014

I was referred , by another lawyer!
Every resource that is available to hourly employee's, quite frankly does not apply to salary managers. I had gone through, the Labour Board, my company's HR department, my department heads, Head Office.
To be honest, this was my last hope, Whitten and Lublin - Employment Lawyers. On my first visit, I had met with one of the partner's Mr. David Whitten. You must understand before I continue, I was fighting a huge corporation by myself. Know one believed me or in me! Witness wouldn't help, in fear of losing there jobs. And I was an emotional wreck! But after my meeting with David, he recommended one of his associates Mr. Daniel Chodos to handle my case.
Both David and Daniel, believed me and in doing so, not only took on the fight for me but gave me back a sense of self worth and made people involved know that they would fight for me and they would not go away!!
Daniel, was amazing! Guess what...every person has rights and Daniel never let me forget it! Even his assistant, Jessica was invaluable. I haven't needed a lawyer of any kind in the past. And of course people say "Lawyers really don't care, they just want money! etc"
Well then this gives me the pleasure of telling you," You went to the wrong lawyers!!" This team/family, are the most qualified, compassionate law firm, that treats each person (women) with dignity and old fashions values! Doesn't matter how much you pay any lawyer you may get. But at Whitten and Lublin ( Daniel Chodos ) you get a class act of ladies and gentlemen with all the above qualities. No amount of money could by that!
By the way, Daniel Chodos he is still in the background! Just because a case a/or problem is resolved this law firm doesn't say " Well it's been nice, see ya!" They stay with you. Concerns, questions, things that might come up, you can email, call them...Daniel Chodos at ( Whitten and Lublin ) has and still does for me! Even though, he no longer has to. This just proves, this law firm truly cares about their past and present clients.
Thank you so very much, Daniel, David and the rest of the family! What you did for me was priceless!

Thank you

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Guy Parent
October 28, 2013

What you see in your first meeting... is what you get.
I retained Dan but have witnessed both David Whitten and Daniel Lublin in action on separate actions. Both are best described as "legal land sharks" and are more than capable of holding their own against their opponents regardless of their status or however many they bring to the table.
They come prepared and don't waste time getting to the nuts and bolts of where they need to be. They're both equipped with rapier whits, a sense of humour and easy to work with.
Having witnessed my fair share of Counsellors in the past, these guys are right up there with the best of them.

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David Denny
July 11, 2012

I had a great experience and was fortunate to have been represented by David Whitten regarding an unemployment issue. This was the first time I have been in a situation like this and I felt at ease when I was referred to the Whitten and Lublin law firm. David gave me extremely helpful advice and insight from the first time we spoke. After hearing what he had to say I was already confident in his knowledge and asked him to represent me. Even though I was a small client he still listened to everything I had to say and explained his plan for my best defense. He had a way of explaining complicated intricate ideas in a way where it was easy to understand. David is honest, fair, reliable and patient. I would highly recommend David Whitten to others who might be facing a similar unemployment issue.



Why Clients Choose Us?

  • Nationally recognized in 2020 & 2018 as one of Canada's Top 10 Employment & Labour Law Firms, by Canadian Lawyer Magazine
  • Lawyers are recognized as “Leading Practitioners” by Lexpert, which is the largest annual survey of leading lawyers in Canada and an acknowledgment of excellence voted on by peers.
  • One of the most positively reviewed and recommend Employment and Labour Law Firm in Canada, based on Google reviews from past and present clients