Lauren Pearce is a lawyer and founding partner at Jones Pearce LLP, a boutique union-side labour law firm. Lauren provides comprehensive labour relations advice and representation to public and private trade unions and professional associations, including in grievance and interest arbitrations, human rights matters, as well as the day-to-day work of representing members. She is trusted and relied upon by her clients for her exceptional work ethic, sound judgment, and practical, no-nonsense recommendations.
An experienced and confident litigator, Lauren is equally adept at appearing before labour arbitrators and administrative tribunals as she is before the civil courts. Lauren is also a strong written advocate; her academic writing has been cited by both the Supreme Court of Canada (2020 SCC 30) and the Court of Appeal for Ontario (2017 ONCA 301).
Prior to founding Jones Pearce LLP, Lauren practised at a leading Toronto litigation firm in the areas of labour, employment, professional discipline, and public and administrative law. Throughout law school, Lauren worked and volunteered at the Downtown Legal Services Community Legal Clinic, where she had the privilege to serve clients seeking refugee protection or otherwise to regularize their immigration status.