ADR Chambers: Panel Members

Edward T. McDermott, B.A. LL.B.

Edward T. McDermott is a mediator, arbitrator and investigator with ADR Chambers.

Ted has been appointed as mediator and arbitrator to resolve and determine disputes between growers and processors involving the supply and price of food products under Food Marketing legislation. Ted also specializes in workplace restoration projects.

Ted has over 35 years of negotiation, mediation and arbitration experience and has represented numerous clients before arbitrators, administrative tribunals and all levels of the courts in a variety of matters. He has particular expertise in all aspects of labour and employment law and has participated in approximately 2,000 cases involving wrongful dismissals, collective bargaining negotiations, human rights proceedings, employment law, labour relations and workplace restoration issues.

He has conducted numerous mediations, arbitrations, and investigations involving complaints by both customers and employees for major financial institutions and other private and public companies and he has been instrumental in helping to resolve a significant number of these disputes.

Ted is the Chair of the Ombudsman Committee of the Canadian International Air Show and a member of the discipline hearings panel of IIROC with responsibility for adjudication on complaints filed against members of the investment industry.  He has been appointed as a Vice Chair of the Ontario Labour Relations Board.

Ted received his B.A. from the University of Toronto in 1964 and his LLB from Osgoode Hall in 1967. He was called to the Bar in 1969 and was then appointed to and served as law clerk to the Chief Justice of the High Court for the Supreme Court of Ontario following which he commenced private practice as a partner with the firms of White, Bristol, Beck and subsequently Paulin, McDermott. He then joined Osler LLP where he was a senior partner and head of the firm's Employment and Labour Department. He has consistently been named as one of Canada's top 500 lawyers in Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada and a leading labour lawyer in Canada in many other publications.

Ted was a past Chair of the Labour Section of the Canadian Bar Association, Ontario and National Branches. He has also served, on a volunteer basis, as the Chair of the Board of Directors of Holy Trinity School, a member of the Executive Board of the Conference of Independent Schools, and President of the York Downs Golf & Country Club.

Ted can be reached through the Toronto office of ADR Chambers.

Availability Calendar

1. While every effort is being made to keep the calendar up to date, ADR Chambers cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information on the calendar. Please call 416 362 8555 to confirm availability and book the panel member.

2. Please call 416 362-8555 if the date you need is marked as unavailable to determine whether you can be accommodated by the panel member.

Booking Information

Home City:

Toronto, Ontario

Edward T. McDermott is willing to travel


Neutral Evaluation
Private Appeal
Fairness Monitoring


   Partnership Disputes
   Investment Dealers

   Labour Relations
   Human Rights (inc Discrim.)
   Wrongful/Constructive Dismissals
   Workplace Disputes
   Workers Compensation

   Hospitals/Health Industry

To book Edward T. McDermott
(416) 362-8555