Allison J. Shamas


Associate

Odilia Strazzanti
Administrative Assistant
ostrazzanti@wjm-law.ca
416.226.0055 ext. 124

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Allison J. Shamas is an associate lawyer at Watson Jacobs McCreary. Allison joined Watson Jacobs McCreary as an associate after completing her articles with the firm in 2014. Allison practices in all areas of labour relations and human rights, with a particular focus on construction labour relations law. Allison has represented clients before the Ontario Labour Relations Board, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, at labour arbitration as well as at civil trials and motions.

Allison completed her J.D. at the University of Toronto in 2013. During law school Allison volunteered at Downtown Legal Services, the school’s pro bono legal services clinic where she represented clients in the criminal law division. Allison also spent a summer working as an intern with Poverty Reduction and Agricultural Management (PRAM), an international development organization focused on poverty reduction in South East Asia. Allison’s work at PRAM focused on gender equity in development initiatives.

During her time with the firm, Allison has published a number of articles in the area of employee pension and benefit trust fund governance.

Education

  • JD, University of Toronto, 2013
  • BA, University of Western Ontario, 2007
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association
  • Member, Advocates Society

The Carpenters' District Council of Ontario, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America v Davaco Canada Inc., 2016 CanLII 44021 (ON LRB)

Teamsters Local Union No. 230, Affiliated with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters v Canada Cartage Diversified GP Inc., 2016 CanLII 5311 (ON LRB)

Bernstein v Health Professions Appeal and Review Board, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario and Borg, 2015 ONSC 6724 (CanLII)

Operative Plasterers' and Cement Masons' International Association of the United States and Canada Union, Local 598 v Empire Restoration Inc., 2015 CanLII 9503 (ON LRB)

Carpenters, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America v James A. Vance Construction Inc., 2015 CanLII 23621 (ON LRB)

Dufferin Concrete v International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 230, 2014 CanLII 89596 (ON LA)

Carpenters’, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America v Advance Forming Ltd, 2014 CanLII 30342 (ON LRB)

Carpenters, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America v James A. Vance Construction Inc., 2015 CanLII 23621 (ON LRB)

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: The Legal Liabilities of Being a Trustee,” Plans and Trusts, Vol. 34, No. 6, November/December 2016

Co-Author, “Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Unionized Workplace: Identifying Impermissible Testing Practices, a Union Perspective,” 7th Biennial Construction Labour Relations Conference, April 29, 2015.

Co-Author, “A Road Map for Delinquency Control,” Plans and Trusts, Vol. 32 No. 2, March/April 2014.