I’ve collected autographed baseballs since my kids started me in Dunedin in 1989. Now I have over 40 Hall of Famers. The balls pay homage to skill.

Ross Dunsmore has pretty much done everything a labour lawyer can do. He helps employers get it right the first time with preparation and strategy. He strongly believes the best defense is a good offence. Over his career, he has been a leading advocate for municipalities across Ontario in their bargaining, particularly with fire fighters.

Ross has worked with many employers on proper procedures to avoid third party intervention. His practice encompasses analysis and resolution of workplace 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 obtained his Honours B.A. from McGill University in 1970 and his LL.B. from Queen's University in 1973. He joined Hicks Morley as their first law student in 1973 and was admitted to the bar in 1975. Throughout his distinguished career, Ross has practiced exclusively management labour relations law and is well-known in that field. He developed specialties in change management, reorganization, amalgamations and contracting out issues. 

In 2006, Ross Dunsmore opened his own law practice, Dunsmore Law.  He continues to be a sought after lecturer across Ontario on Human Resource subjects like:

  • Master Bargaining  

  • Police/Fire Compensation

  • Attendance Management Cost Control

  • Being Responsible!

  • What Small Employers Need to Know

  • Managing in a Union Environment

Ross Dunsmore is counsel to the Council of Private Investigators of Ontario (CPIO).

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