Sean J. O'Donnell
Sean O’Donnell, founder and principal of SJO Legal in Toronto, focuses on employment law, human rights, and civil litigation.
He graduated with a certificate in American business practice in administration and management in 2005 from the University of Tulsa, before earning his Bachelor of Laws from Queen’s University Belfast in 2006. Mr. O’Donnell was called to the Ontario Bar in 2010.
Focusing on advocacy, Mr. O’Donnell handles matters relating to employment law, human rights and civil litigation for individuals, national and international corporations, and governments.
He assists his clients with employment law cases, including drafting and interpreting employment contracts and policies, workplace investigations, employment standards, severance packages, wrongful and constructive dismissal, and compliance with provincial and federal laws.
Regarding human rights, Mr. O’Donnell advises employees and employers on matters such as the accommodation of disabilities and family status issues, as well as discrimination and harassment matters.
In his civil litigation practice, Mr. O’Donnell handles trials, appeals, motions, discoveries, and mediations and arbitrations in the areas of contract disputes, class actions, medical malpractice, commercial litigation, professional liability, administrative law, landlord and tenant law, enforcement of judgments, and Liquor Licence Act matters.
In addition, Mr. O’Donnell is a licensing process tutor for the Law Society of Ontario in civil litigation and professional responsibility.