Darryl Korell has a broad practice focusing on civil litigation and labour arbitration for unionized and non-unionized employees. What he likes best about his job is defending his clients’ rights to live and work free of discrimination, disadvantage, and unfair decision-making. Whether in the courtroom, in arbitration, or at the negotiation table, Darryl is ready to vigorously represent his clients’ interests.
Darryl represents a variety of unionized and non-unionized workers. He helps his clients deal with challenges in their work lives, including issues involving workplace rights, accommodation, unjust termination, discipline, harassment, and defamation. He steers them through complex administrative and appellant legal systems, and gives them the information and advice they need to decide how to best move forward.
As a student, Darryl interned at the Supreme Court of Canada. He has since represented clients in that Court, as well as in the Federal Court of Appeal, the Federal Court, and in the provincial courts.
Darryl is also an experienced Supreme Court agent, assisting clients to navigate the Supreme Court’s appeal and intervention process.
Aboriginal rights law is also a part of Darryl’s legal practice. He has extensive experience in litigating Indigenous legal issues, having represented Indigenous groups and individuals at all levels of court in land claims and other rights under s. 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982. He also advises clients regarding the obligations of government and industry when dealing with Indigenous peoples.
Based in Ottawa, Darryl practices in both French and English. His Spanish is not too bad either. He holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Ottawa and was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2015.
When not in the office, Darryl spends much of his time cooking, reading (often about food), and googling where to eat next. More importantly, he spends most of his time with his two young daughters, who are quickly becoming excellent skiers, swimmers, and opinion makers.