Kumail practises in the employment law and civil litigation areas for individuals, businesses and non-profit, charitable and co-operative organizations. Kumail provides advice on a full range of issues that come up in the employment context including hiring, employment contracts, personnel policies, privacy, human rights, employment standards, restructurings, wrongful dismissal and constructive dismissal. He has appeared before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Divisional Court and the Ontario Court of Appeal as well as before numerous administrative tribunals.
Kumail has trained as a mediator at the Harvard Law School and with the Stitt Feld Handy Group, though he learned much of what he knows about mediation from parenting his two daughters. He has successfully mediated a broad range of disputes, including employment, commercial, insurance and tort cases. In addition to mediating, he acts as a third party neutral investigator and designs alternative dispute resolution systems for organizations. Kumail was a part-time Vice-Chair at the Workplace Safety Insurance Appeals Tribunal (2007-2012), adjudicating disputes regarding workers’ compensation.
Kumail is the President of the Co-operative Housing Federation of Toronto Charitable Fund. He also volunteers as a mediator with St. Stephen’s Community House Conflict Resolution Service. Kumail graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law in 1997.