R. Ross Dunsmore

Senior Counsel

Ross obtained his B.A. from McGill University in 1970 and his LL.B. from Queen's University in 1973. He then practiced at a large labour and employment law boutique from 1975 to 2006, before launching Dunsmore Law, which has since expanded to become Dunsmore Wearing LLP. He has also been recognized by LEXPERT as one of the top labour relations lawyers in Ontario.

Throughout his distinguished career, Ross' practice has incorporated practical analysis and resolution of work place disputes: from grievances and human rights complaints to wrongful dismissals. His focus is economical strategies to avoid expensive disputes. Creative approaches to problems are a hallmark of his advice.

Ross has been involved in a number of significant legal matters in the province: he was counsel during the amalgamation of a number of municipalities including Chatham-Kent, Toronto, Hamilton and Sudbury; and has argued more interest arbitrations than any other lawyer in Canada.

Ross is a past Chair of the Toronto Board of Trade, and a former Director of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. He continues to be a sought after lecturer across Ontario on Human Resources issues.

In addition to his busy management practice in Toronto, Ross acts as senior counsel to Vey Willetts LLP.