John K. Donkor
John is an experienced employment, labour, and human rights lawyer, drawing on several years of experience having practiced with a boutique human resources consulting firm, Canada's largest law firm specializing in human resources law, a national law firm, and a well-known international consulting firm. John has also served as in-house human resource counsel to Ontario's second largest public school board. John is also an experienced workplace investigator, having managed the workplace harassment and human rights portfolio for the largest school board in Ontario.
John was called to the bar in Ontario in 2006, having obtained his law degree from the Faculty of Law at Queen’s University. While in law school, John was awarded the Vincent Principi Memorial Award in Labour Law. Prior to law school, John completed his undergraduate studies at Western University.
Outside of the law, John is an avid sports fan, as well as a motorcycle and fitness enthusiast.
"I know John as an approachable, hard-working and knowledgeable individual. As a young executive, I counted on John to guide me through the complex world of employment law. Anyone who has worked with him can't confirm the quality of his advice, his strategic point of view and timeliness of his responses. I have recommended John to numerous colleagues and have received excellent feedback. I look forward to working with him in the future."
“I have had the pleasure of working with John in private practice, as well as when we served as each other’s school board counterpart in the Education Sector. John’s knowledge and experience have grown him into both an effective employment lawyer and a highly skilled labour relations practitioner. John’s confident management style and versatility enables him to become a valued asset to those who benefit from his services. I look forward to more opportunities to work along-side John in the future.”
"John is a rare combination of intelligence and experience with the ability to deliver top shelf legal advice. Great insight and ability to deliver practical business-related legal advice."
“Working with John at the Peel District School Board, I had the opportunity to observe John’s passion for results orientated solutions. John demonstrated strategic thinking skills to complex problems. His concise communication style and strong knowledge on matters of Labour Relations and Human Resources allowed me to clearly understand our options moving forward. I appreciate his no nonsense approach and would highly recommend him to others in matters relating to Labour Relations, Employment Law or Human Resources.”
“John was recommended to me by a colleague. John provided clear, objective and concise information that allowed me to make informed decisions. He made himself available as needed and was a pleasure to work with. John’s no non-sense approach and candid nature was very much appreciated.”