Jim McDonald is a member of our labour law and civil litigation groups. His labour law practice primarily focuses on grievance arbitration. However, he also represents both private and broader public sector unions in proceedings before the Ontario Labour Relations Board and other administrative tribunals. Jim also frequently represents trade unions in judicial review applications before the Divisional Court and in appeals before the Ontario Court of Appeal.
In his civil litigation practice, Jim represents employees who are not members of trade unions in a wide variety of employment law matters, litigates disability claims made by employees against insurance companies and is part of the firm’s class action team.
Jim received his law degree from the University of Toronto Law School and was called to the Bar in 1978. He also holds a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Toronto and a master of arts degree from the University of Minnesota.
Jim has been consistently selected by his peers to be included in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory and in Best Lawyers as a leading employment and labour lawyer. He is a member of the Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers, the Ontario Bar Association and The Advocates’ Society.