David is a labour and employment lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Toronto office. He represents employers in the private sector in a variety of litigation forums. David is certified by the Law Society of Ontario as a Specialist in Labour and Employment Law and is a board member of the Law Society of Ontario Certified Specialist Program.
David regularly appears before the Ontario Labour Relations Board and private arbitrators, Provincial Offences Court defending against Occupational Health and Safety Act charges, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal and the Ontario Court of Justice. He has extensive experience in the construction and automotive industries.
David frequently acts as the lead negotiator in collective bargaining and provides strategic advice to assist management when he is not at the bargaining table. He provides strategic and proactive advice in all areas of employment and labour law to assist employers in avoiding costly mistakes and developing effective employment policies.
Awards & Recognition
The Best Lawyers in Canada™ (2014–2023)
Workers’ Compensation Law, Labour and Employment Law
Best Lawyers® Global Business Edition (2018)
Workers’ Compensation Law
Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (2010–2022)
Employment Law, Occupational Health & Safety (Repeatedly Recommended); Labour Relations, Construction Labour Relations, Workers’ Compensation (Consistently Recommended)
Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (2018)
Labour and Employment Law
Lexpert® US/Canada Cross-Border Lawyers in Canada (2018)
Labour and Employment Law (Most Frequently Recommended)
Memberships & Affiliations
American Bar Association – Member
Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers – Member
Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario – Member
Ontario Bar Association – Member (Administrative Law, Labour & Employment Law, Workers’ Compensation)
The Advocates’ Society – Member
Toronto Lawyer’s Association – Member
Select Publications & Presentations
“Successor Employer Issues in the Construction Industry” Construction Labour & Employment Relations Conference (December 2021)
“Bill 47 – Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018” Construction Labour & Employment Relations Conference (December 9, 2019)
Osgoode Hall Law School, LL.B.
Wilfrid Laurier University, B.A. (Hons.)