Craig Rix is a labour and employment lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Toronto office and the firm’s Managing Partner. Craig’s practice is dedicated to a wide range of activities including change management, collective bargaining negotiations and rights arbitration advocacy in both the public and private sector.
Craig is an advocate, negotiator, relationship-builder and problem-solver. Applying a broad skill base forged through experience at the bargaining table, the boardroom table and an early career leave as a senior advisor to the provincial government, Craig has developed the ability to help his clients creatively solve a number of complex legal and human resources problems.
Using his practical knowledge of the statutory, regulatory and public policy-making process, Craig’s work also includes representing employers with a wide range of human resources, public policy advocacy and governance-related issues.
Awards & Recognition
Best Lawyers in Canada (2012–2021)
Labour and Employment Law
Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (2014-2021)
Labour Relations (Consistently Recommended)
Chambers Canada (2019-2021)
Employment and Labour Law
Who’s Who Legal (2012, 2016-2020)
Labour, Employment and Benefits Law
Memberships & Affiliations
Canadian Bar Association – Member
Ontario Bar Association – Member (Labour and Employment Law Section)
Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers – Member/Past President and Director (2007-2014)
Windsor Detroit Bridge Authority – Past Director and Chair – Human Resources and Governance Committee (2014-2018)
State Chemicals Inc. – Board of Directors
Toronto Port Authority – Past Director (2008-2014)
Ontario Chamber of Commerce – Past Director (2000-2010)
Select Publications & Presentations
“2019 AMO Annual Conference” Association of Municipalities of Ontario (August 19, 2019)
“2018 AMO Annual Conference” Association of Municipalities of Ontario (August 21, 2018)
University of Windsor, LL.B.
McMaster University, B.A. Hons., M.A. (Public Policy/Public Administration)