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Since being called to the Ontario Bar in 1980, David has practiced employment and labour law on behalf of employees and unions before provincial and federal Labour Tribunals, Human Rights Tribunals and at all levels of the Ontario Provincial Court and the Federal Court system, including appeals at the Supreme Court of Canada level.
The first ten years of David’s career was at the general law firm of Nelligan Power. He then established his own law firm in 1991 specializing in labour and employment law and human rights on behalf of employees and unions. David has extensive familiarity in labour relations in the municipal sector, federal public service sector and hospital sector. He has worked in the construction industry sector and represented trade unions in both the industrial and manufacturing sectors. David can be found on the Best Lawyers in Canada list for his expertise in the practice area of Labour and Employment Law.
David believes firmly in access to justice and the court system for those who are not always able to pay for expensive legal services. He has instilled in the firm a strong social conscience by providing guidance and advice in support of those with disabilities or those who have just lost their job at the most cost effective arrangement possible.
David also has a passion for yoga and meditation of all types having studied extensively with senior yoga teachers throughout North America and in India. He has visited Tibet and studied with senior Tibetan Lamas on various Tibetan meditation techniques.
David is the former co-owner of Santosha Yoga Westboro and teaches yoga and meditation, including a recent mindfulness workshop for incoming law students at UOttawa. David credits the yoga practices with his ability to maintain appropriate work/life balance in what is, at times, a stressful but deeply personally rewarding profession.
Laurena Nash – Legal Assistant
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