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Ms. Simmonds is an associate with the firm. Her practice areas include civil and commercial litigation, employment and labour, human rights and administrative law.
Ms. Simmonds works closely with the Partners on all aspects of the firm’s practice. Ms. Simmonds regularly provides advice and assistance to clients in the areas of human rights, employment standards, wrongful dismissals, administrative law and civil and commercial litigation. She works with the Partners to prepare for hearings and mediations, and assists with matters before both provincial and federal courts and administrative tribunals. She has represented clients at mediations and has appeared as counsel before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. Ms. Simmonds is a regular contributor to the firm’s Employment Law Monitor blog, as well as firm publications related to employment and administrative law.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Simmonds completed her articles as a judicial law clerk to the Superior Court of Justice. As a clerk, Ms. Simmonds performed legal research for justices on a wide range of subjects, including constitutional, administrative, civil and criminal matters. She also regularly assisted with appellate and Divisional Court proceedings, observed trials, applications and motions, and contributed to academic publications. Ms. Simmonds was called to the Ontario Bar in 2010.
Ms. Simmonds is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School’s joint Juris Doctor and Master in Environmental Studies program. During law school, she received numerous academic awards, including her class prize in Civil Procedure. Her master’s thesis was selected for the Faculty of Environmental Studies (York University) Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Series. While at Osgoode, Ms. Simmonds worked in the Workers’ Rights Division of Parkdale Community Legal Services and volunteered with the Workers’ Action Centre. Ms. Simmonds brings to her practice a strong background in employment, disability and administrative law.
- Civil and Commercial Litigation
- Employment Law
- Administrative Law
- Human Rights Law
- Long-Term Disability Benefits