Academy Member Inducted 2023

Kumail Karimjee, Arbitrator & Mediator, Toronto, Ontario.

Kumail Karimjee

Karimjee Resolutions
401 Bay Street, Suite 2008
P.O. Box 80
Toronto, ON M5H 2Y4
Tel: 416-593-0007, Ext. 05
Fax: 416-593-9907
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Recognized to Ontario Chapter for:
Civil/Commercial Mediation; Labour Arbitration

Regularly travels out of province to: Ontario

Other ADR Services: ADR Systems Design, Facilitation, Fact Finding, Med-Arb, Mini-Trial, Neutral Evaluation

Video Conferencing
  • Practice Commenced2004
  • # of MEDS (as of 12/7/24) 
  • # of ARBS (as of 12/7/24) 
Current Practice
Online / In-Person



Kumail Karimjee is a mediator, arbitrator, and independent investigator. He is on the Ontario Minister of Labour’s list of approved arbitrators, an arbitrator and mediator with the Grievance Settlement Board, and a member of the Ontario Labour-Management Arbitrators’ Association.

He graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law in 1997, completed his LL.M. from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2020, and trained as a mediator with Harvard Law School’s Program of Instruction for Lawyers.

Kumail was a part-time Vice-Chair at the Workplace Safety Insurance Appeals Tribunal, adjudicating workers’ compensation matters. In addition to mediating legal disputes, he conducts restorative mediations and designs dispute resolution systems.

Kumail practised law for 25 years focusing on workplace, civil litigation, and human rights matters. In addition to appearing before boards and tribunals, he conducted trials before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, and appeared before the Divisional Court, Ontario Court of Appeal, and Supreme Court of Canada.


Kumail has been recognized by his peers as a leading practitioner through inclusion in Best Lawyers in Canada for Labour and Employment Law and the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory for both Employment Law and Workplace Human Rights Law. Kumail has been inducted into the Canadian Academy of Distinguished Neutrals.

Case Experience

  • Aboriginal
  • Appellate
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Construction
  • Consumer Rights
  • Contract Disputes
  • Cross Cultural
  • Disability Claims
  • Discrimination
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Family Businesses
  • Government/Municipalities
  • Health Care
  • Human Rights Act
  • Insurance
  • Labour/Unions
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Police
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Public Policy
  • Religious Institutions
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Torts
  • Unfair Competition
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Workplace Rights
  • Wrongful Death
  • Wrongful Dismissal


  • 2020 Osgoode Hall Law School, Masters of Laws (Dispute Resolution)
  • 1999 Law Society of Ontario, member in good standing
  • 1997 University of Toronto, Bachelor of Laws

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Co-operative Housing Federation of Toronto Charitable Fund, President, Board of Directors
  • Ontario Bar Association, Executive member of Alternative Dispute Resolution section and member of Labour and Employment section
  • ADR Institute of Ontario, member
  • South Asian Bar Association, member
  • Canadian Muslim Lawyers Association, member

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