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Robert Tarantino
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Robert is an experienced, passionate and skilled litigator who offers his clients representation and counsel in a broad range of civil litigation, administrative law, and regulatory matters. Robert provides expert legal counsel to individuals, companies, and not-for-profit organizations in a cost effective and efficient manner.

Robert’s practice includes civil and commercial litigation; appeals and applications for judicial review; labour and employment law; negligence and tort claims; human rights; disability benefit and other insurance matters; defence of provincial offences; defence of regulated professionals; Canada Pension Plan appeals; social benefits; municipal law and land-use planning; and constitutional, Charter and public law.

Robert has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario as well as a variety of administrative tribunals including the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, the Landlord and Tenant Board, the Pension Appeals Board, the Social Security Tribunal, the Ontario Municipal Board, and the Ontario Labour Relations Board.

Robert successfully utilizes and integrates negotiation and other alternative dispute resolution methods throughout his practice, and is a past Teaching Team Member of the Lawyer as Negotiator course taught at Osgoode Hall Law School, which teaches law students the theory and practical skills of negotiation.

Robert is a member in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Canadian/Ontario Bar Associations.

Robert was called to the Ontario Bar in 2011. He completed his articles as a Judicial Law Clerk at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Toronto. Robert graduated from the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law in 2010 with a Juris Doctor and studied international law at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. While at law school, Robert worked for Windsor Community Legal Aid, won several competitive moot competitions, and received numerous academic awards and scholarships including the J.S.D. Tory Writing Award and the University of Windsor Social Justice Fellowship. Robert earned an Honours undergraduate degree in Philosophy from McGill University.

In addition to his legal practice, Robert currently serves as the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Cycle Toronto, and was the Board’s past President.


Robert Tarantino & Morgan Sim, “Estop That! Section 45.1 of the Code and Issue Estoppel at the HRTO Post Penner and Claybourn” (Annual Update on Human Rights, delivered by Robert Tarantino at the Ontario Bar Association, Toronto, 23 May 2014).

Andrew Pinto & Robert Tarantino, “When Dinosaurs Roamed the Social Media Age: Harassment and Human Rights Cases in the New Workplace” (Law Society of Upper Canada Special Lectures 2012: Employment Law and the New Workplace in the Social Media Age, delivered at Toronto Metro Convention Centre, 26 April 2012), Toronto: Irwin Law, 2013.

Andrew Wray, Christian Vernon & Robert Tarantino, “Administrative Law Developments and Standard of Review Update” (Fundamentals of Administrative Law and Practice, delivered by Andrew Wray at The Canadian Institute, Toronto, 19-20 April 2012).

Andrew Pinto & Robert Tarantino, “Administrative Law Developments and Standard of Review Update” (7th Annual National Forum, Administrative Law and Practice, Osgoode Professional Development, delivered by Andrew Pinto at Toronto, October 17-18, 2011).

Honourable Justice Randall Scott Echlin & Robert Tarantino, “The History of Employment Law in Canada: 200 Years in its Development” in Todd L. Archibald & Randall Scott Echlin, eds., Annual Review of Civil Litigation (Toronto: Carswell, 2011) at 107.

Robert Tarantino, “Creating Conflict: Legal Strategies for Housing the Homeless in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside” (2010) 28 Windsor Rev. Legal Soc. Issues 109.

Robert Tarantino, “From Nothingness to Authenticity: A Treatment of Sartre’s Philosophy” (2003) 6 Sophia: Journal of Undergraduate Philosophy 1.

Patrick James & Robert Tarantino "Things to Keep in Mind When Hiring Summer Students and Interns."

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Pinto Wray James Reviewed by Mark C.

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.