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Elizabeth McIntyre

P.  F.  E.


  • Call to the Bar, 1978
  • University of Toronto, LL.B., 1976


  • Advocate’s Society, Member
  • Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers, Former Executive Member
  • Canadian Bar Association (Ontario) –Labour Law Section, Past Chair
  • Law Society of Upper Canada Labour Law Specialty Committee, Past Chair
  • Medical Legal Society of Toronto, Council Member
  • University of Toronto Law School Planning Task Force, Member
  • Women's Future Fund, Member of the Advisory Committee


  • Leading Practitioner in Labour Law, Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2014 and 2015
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Inducted, 2007
  • Law Society Medal, Law Society of Upper Canada, 2006
  • One of 15 women lawyers who have made difference for women and girls in Canada, LEAF
  • Recognized by her peers as one of the “Best Lawyers in Canada”, Labour, Employment and Human Rights

Liz retired from the firm effective April 30, 2017. Her practice is being continued by other lawyers in the firm as follows:

  • Labour and Human Rights: Please contact Kate Hughes
  • Professional Regulation: Please contact Shaun O'Brien
  • Pay Equity: Please contact Jan Borowy
  • Employment Law: Please contact Stephen Moreau

Liz can be contacted at

As a senior member of the firm, Liz practiced civil and administrative law with particular expertise in labour and employment law, human rights, occupational health and safety, and health care. She has been recognized by her peers as one of the "Best lawyers in Canada" in the practice areas of labour, employment and human rights. In 2006, she was selected by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a recipient of the Law Society Medal. In 2007 she was inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers and in 2013 she was inducted into The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. In 2010, Liz was honoured by LEAF as one of 15 women lawyers who have made difference for women and girls in Canada.

Liz represented Mayor Hazel McCallion at the Mississauga Inquiry and in the subsequent conflict of interest proceeding. In 2008 she was counsel at the inquest into the murder of nurse Lori Dupont and the suicide of Dr. Marc Daniel at Hotel Dieu Grace Hospital, in Windsor, a case that has led to significant amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act regarding violence in the workplace. Liz acted as counsel to interested parties before the Grange Inquiry into deaths at the Hospital for Sick Children and the SARS Commission conducted by Justice Campbell. Liz is well known for her work representing nurses and other professionals in a wide range of settings, including professional discipline/regulation, medical malpractice, inquests, inquiries and criminal proceedings.