Lorne Richmond is a member of Goldblatt Partners' labour law group and heads its construction labour realtions practice. He has practiced labour law and construction labour law on behalf of unions since his call to the Ontario Bar in 1979. He regularly appears before arbitrators, labour relations boards and other tribunals, as well as before the courts.
Lorne also practices in the area of pension and benefits law. He is counsel to a number of multi-employer, trusteed pension and benefit plans in the construction industry.
Lorne has a special interest in organizing campaigns, union mergers and inter-union affairs. He represented Ontario bricklayers in their ten-year campaign for independence from their international union.
Lorne has also acted on behalf of clients in public interest litigation and, in particular, was co-counsel in the court applications that successfully halted the privatization of Hydro One in 2002.
A graduate of the University of Toronto, Lorne has repeatedly been recognized as a leading labour relations lawyer and as a leading construction labour relations lawyer in annual peer surveys, including in Best Lawyers and the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory. He sits on the Practice Advisory Committee of the Ontario Labour Relations Board.