Mediator Profile

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Edward McDermott

ADR Chambers
180 Duncan Mill Road
4th floor
Toronto, ON   M3B 1Z6

416 362 8555
1 800 856 5154
Degrees/Designations - B.A., LL.B.
Practice Areas - Business/Commercial, Employment, Human Rights and Labour
Practice Description - Employment (Harassment, Human Rights, Discrimination, Labour Relations, Workplace Disputes, Wrongful/Constructive Dismissal), Commercial Disputes
Background - Edward T. McDermott is a lawyer, mediator and arbitrator, associated with ADR Chambers.

Ted has over 40 years of negotiation, mediation, and arbitration experience. He has represented numerous clients before arbitrators, administrative tribunals, and at all levels of the courts in a variety of matters. He has particular expertise in all aspects of labour and employment law and has participated as counsel in approximately 2,000 cases involving wrongful dismissals, collective bargaining negotiations, human rights proceedings, employment law, labour relations and issues involving workplace restoration.

Over the last 10 years, Ted has conducted numerous mediations, arbitrations and investigations and has been instrumental in helping to resolve a significant number of these disputes.

For the last 10 years, Ted was a member of the Discipline Hearings Panel of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC). In this capacity, Ted was responsible for the adjudication of complaints filed against members of the investment industry. Ted also serves as the Vice-Chair of the Ontario Labour Relations Board and acts as the appointed Integrity Commissioner for several municipalities.

Ted received his B.A. from the University of Toronto in 1964 and his LLB from Osgoode Hall Law School In 1967. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1969 and was then appointed to and served as law clerk to the Chief Justice of the High Court for the Supreme Court of Ontario following which he commenced private practice as a partner with the firms of White, Bristol, Beck, and subsequently Paulin, McDermott. He then joined Osler LLP, where he became a senior partner and the head of the firm’s Employment and Labour Department. He was consistently named as one of Canada's top 500 lawyers in Lexpert/ American Lawyer Media Guide to the leading 500 lawyers in Canada and as a leading labour lawyer in Canada in many other publications .

Ted was a past Chair of the Labour Section of the Canadian Bar Association for both the Ontario and National Branches. He has also served, on a volunteer basis, as the Chair of the Board of Directors of Holy Trinity School; a member of the Executive Board of the Conference of Independent Schools; President of the York Downs Golf & Country Club and Chair of the Markham Public Library Board.

Ted can be reached through the Toronto office of ADR Chambers.
Fees - $2,800 per day, $1,400 per 1/2 day

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