Jim McDonald is a member of Goldblatt Partners' labour law and civil litigation groups.
Jim's labour law practice primarily focuses on grievance arbitration. However, he also represents both private and broader public sector unions in proceedings before the Ontario Labour Relations Board and other administrative tribunals. Jim also frequently represents trade unions in judicial review applications before the Divisional Court and in appeals before the Ontario Court of Appeal.
In his civil litigation practice, Jim represents employees who are not members of trade unions in a wide variety of employment law matters, He also litigates disability claims made by employees against insurance companies and is part of the firm’s class action team.
Jim received his law degree from the University of Toronto Law School and was called to the Bar in 1978. He also holds a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Toronto and a master of arts degree from the University of Minnesota.
Jim is a member of the Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers, the Ontario Bar Association and The Advocates’ Society.