Samantha Sutherland is a labour and employment lawyer practising out of Hicks Morley’s Toronto office. She offers advice and representation to employers in the public and private sectors on a variety of labour and employment matters. Her work includes grievance arbitration, human rights and accommodation, wrongful dismissal actions, labour disputes, and workplace health and safety.
Samantha obtained her Juris Doctor from Western University, graduating with distinction. As a law student, Samantha worked as a research assistant in the area of human rights law, as a mediator with the Dispute Resolution Centre, and as a legal educator with Pro Bono Students Canada. Samantha also participated in various advocacy competitions, including the Walsh Family Provincial Negotiation Competition, in which she placed third overall in Ontario.
Prior to attending law school, Samantha received her Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Toronto Metropolitan University. Samantha summered and articled with Hicks Morley before returning in 2023 as an associate.
Arts & Sports Education Energy & Utilities Financial Services Government Ministries & Agencies (Federal and Provincial) Healthcare Hospitality & Gaming Manufacturing Media & Communications Membership Associations Mining & Natural Resources Municipalities & Municipal Agencies Non-profit Organizations Professional & Technical Services Retail & Wholesale Trade Social Services Technology Transportation & Warehousing
Awards & Recognition
Law Society of Upper Canada Prize (2022)
Top 15 students in graduating class
Dean Ivan C. Rand Award (2022)
Awarded for meritorious academic standing and outstanding contributions in the service of students of the Faculty of Law
Morris Kroll Memorial Award (2021)
Awarded for commitment and involvement in increasing access to justice in London-Middlesex community
CCPartners Award in Labour Law (2020)
Awarded for highest academic standing in labour law course
Memberships & Affiliations
Canadian Bar Association – Member
Ontario Bar Association – Member (Labour & Employment Law)
Western University, J.D. (with Distinction)
Toronto Metropolitan University, B.A. (with Distinction)