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Andrew Pinto
(416) 642-0460 Ext. 256
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Andrew Pinto is a partner with Pinto Wray James LLP in Toronto. He practices in the areas of civil litigation, employment and labour, and administrative law. He has appeared in the Supreme Court of Canada and practices regularly before all levels of court as well as numerous administrative tribunals. Andrew has been recognized in Best Lawyers in Canada (Administrative and Public Law, since 2013) and as a Leading Practitioner by Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (Workplace Human Rights, since 2012). In addition to his advisory and litigation practice, Andrew conducts workplace investigations on behalf of organizations.

Andrew is frequently called on to provide television, radio, and print commentary regarding legal and political developments. His comments have appeared in various media including the Toronto Star, Globe and Mail, CBC radio, CTV News, CP24, and in numerous legal publications.

Andrew has taught administrative law as an Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto. He also teaches administrative law in the Osgoode Professional Development and Ryerson University LLP programs. He is a past chair of the Administrative Law section of the Ontario Bar Association (OBA), and past chair of the Equity Advisory Group (EAG) of the Law Society of Upper Canada. From 2010-12, he was co-Chair of Institute, the OBA’s premiere legal conference. He is also a co-Chair of the University of Toronto Tribunal that deals with academic discipline.

In July 2012, Andrew was appointed to the Board of Governors of the Law Commission of Ontario: www.lco-cdo.org.

In August 2011, Andrew was appointed by the Attorney General of Ontario to conduct an independent review of the changes made to the Ontario human rights system since 2008. Andrew held public consultations across the province and submitted his Final Report in November 2012: www.ontariohumanrightsreview.org.

In November 2008, Andrew received the inaugural “Lawyer of the Year” award from the South Asian Bar Association for his contributions to the legal profession and wider community.

Prior to his legal career, Andrew received a degree in Electrical Engineering from Queen’s University and worked in the high-tech sector.

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Their team is highly focused and incredibly professional - from our experience it would be difficult not to believe that Pinto Wray James LLP is one of Ontario's leading Firms in Labour and Employment law. The mindful client care and complete understanding of the case eased fears and the stress that comes with any legal dispute. Expect to find high-level smartly crafted legal solutions at Pinto Wray James LLP – could not recommend more.

Andrew Pinto was invited to co-chair the popular Annual Six Minute Employment Lawyer conference at the Law Society of Upper Canada.