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Whitney Manfro

Unlike many other so called “employment law litigators”, who claim they will go to court, Whitney Manfro walks the walk.  Whitney has appeared before the Superior Court of Justice on over 80 occasions, and has engaged in various disputes including complicated pre-trial proceedings, contested motions, a personal injury trial involving marine liability and an arbitration against a large insurance company.

As an employment lawyer and litigator at Whitten & Lublin, Ms. Manfro provides skilled advocacy and strategic counsel to both employees and employers on workplace issues including employment standards, discipline and dismissals, employment contract and restrictive covenants, human rights disputes, occupational health and safety violations, risk minimization strategies, workplace policies and procedures, and workplace investigations.  Ms. Manfro takes pride in her ability to efficiently negotiate fair settlements, yet understands the importance of litigation in resolving certain disputes.

Prior to joining Whitten & Lublin, Ms. Manfro worked for a different labour and employment law firm, the Federal Government Competition Bureau, and a Member of Federal Parliament in Ottawa where she conducted policy research for the drafting of an important federal bill.

Ms. Manfro obtained both her law degree and Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Windsor.  She received special distinction to attend law school early having been admitted to the faculty prior to the completion of her undergraduate studies. During law school, she conducted legal research for a Research Unit at the Sprott Centre for Social Enterprises, volunteered as a Litigator with Community Legal Aid, and worked as a Project Manager at the Centre for Enterprise and Law. During her undergraduate degree, she held an internship with CHUM Radio.

In addition to law, Ms. Manfro is an avid supporter of Toronto sports teams and the nearest pub, a legal tech enthusiast, tennis player and not-so-long-distance runner.

Ms. Manfro can be reached at 416-640-2667 or