Barry B. Fisher
Barry B. Fisher, a sole practitioner operating the Toronto law firm Barry Fisher Arbitration & Mediation, focuses on employment and labour relation matters.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto in 1976, before earning his Bachelor of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1977. Mr. Fisher was called to the Ontario Bar in 1979.
In addition, he received a Certificate in Fundamentals of Mediation from The Mediation Academy and a Certificate in Advanced Mediation from Harvard Law School in 1996.
Mr. Fisher has worked more than 30 years as an employment lawyer, and has been an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) practitioner since 1987.
With both employers and employees as clients, he practises the evaluative method of mediation and has presented at seminars and educational courses on issues relating to employment law, labour law, and ADR at law schools and law associations.
Mr. Fisher is the author of the Wrongful Dismissal Database, an online database designed to assist lawyers and human resource professionals in determining reasonable notice.
He received the 2011 Award of Excellence in ADR from the Ontario Bar Association. He was also named a Distinguished Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators, an organization of leading commercial mediators from around the world.
Mr. Fisher serves as chair of the Ontario Bar Association's ADR section and has sat on the executive of its labour and employment section.
He is a member of the Ontario Labour – Management Arbitrators' Association, the International Academy of Mediators, and the ADR Institute of Ontario.