Andrew Raven

YEAR OF CALL: 1978

1976 LL.B., University of Western Ontario

1972 B.A., Glendon College/York University

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND ORGANIZATIONS

  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers
  • County of Carleton Law Association

Andrew Raven has over 40 years experience in all aspects of labour relations, human rights, and employment law. He has a widely acknowledged expertise in cases involving wage rate discrimination and pay equity. Andrew is passionate about the firm’s quality of work and commitment to clients since its inception in 1992. He is grateful for the opportunity to work closely with Canadian unions and employees in all facets of labour relations and employment law in Canada.

Andrew has presented cases in courts across the country, including the Federal Court and the Federal Court of Appeal. He has had the good fortune to appear frequently before the Supreme Court of Canada in leading cases involving the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Human Rights Law, Labour Relations Law and Privacy Law. In 1995, Andrew was appointed by the Supreme Court of Canada to appear as amicus curiae in a leading human rights case involving mandatory retirement. In addition, Andrew appears regularly before both federal and provincial labour relations boards, human rights tribunals, and occupational health and safety decision-makers.

Andrew has a variety of interests outside of the practice of law including a passion for live music and a lifetime commitment to health and fitness. He has played ice hockey his entire adult life – including professionally in Europe for two years. He continues to skate and ski.