Kelly Doctor has a diverse practice in a variety of socially-progressive areas of the law.
She has a significant labour law and employment law practice, and is passionate about human rights issues, worker’s rights and protecting the gains made by unions. In her labour practice, Kelly represents private and public sector unions at mediations, hearings and judicial review. With both her union and individual clients, Kelly gives practical advice and focuses on finding solutions that meet her clients’ needs in a cost effective manner.
Kelly is of Haudenosaunee ancestry and is a member of the Six Nations of the Grand River. She represents indigenous clients with respect to employment law issues, as well as in land claims and rights assertion matters.
Kelly also has a strong interest in constitutional and administrative law and has represented a number of clients before the Supreme Court of Canada. Following law school, Kelly clerked for the Honourable Justice Louis Charron at the Supreme Court of Canada. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 2008.
Fluent in French, Kelly is a member of the Association des juristes de l’expression française de l’Ontario (AJEFO) and the Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers.
Outside of the office, Kelly loves to travel, run and listen to podcasts, sometimes all at the same time. In the summer you can find her cheering for the Blue Jays and in the winter she’s a feisty defenceman in a local women’s hockey league.
- Canadian Bricklayers & Allied Craft Unions Members Pension Trust v. Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario
- Carter v. Canada (Attorney General)
- Wood v. Schaeffer