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Mitchell Rose

Mitchell Rose, Lawyer and Mediator ~ Reviews and Testimonials

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Mitchell Rose solves legal problems – including employment, business and neighbour disputes. He was a civil litigator in Toronto for over twenty years, and has been a mediator for more than a decade.

Mitch’s expertise and passion is delivering effective and practical solutions for people in conflict.

He is a mediator, throughout Ontario, for a wide range of areas — all of which he has practised in as a lawyer – including:

  • employment law (including wrongful dismissal, human rights, harassment and other workplace issues)
  • neighbour and boundary / fence disputes
  • business disputes (including shareholder remedies, family businesses, construction law and partnership issues)
  • corporate-commercial disputes
  • debt and mortgage enforcement
  • estate litigation
  • insurance matters, including property damage, construction law and long-term disability policies
  • personal injury, including slips and falls, assault, serious MVAs, and product liability
  • professional negligence
  • real estate transaction disputes
  • commercial tenancies

Note: As of January, 2019, Mitch’s is only accepting new legal and Settlement Counsel (non-mediator) work in the following areas:

  • employment law: both employer-side (small to medium-sized businesses, professionals and not-for-profits) and employee-side (executives, managers and professionals)
  • neighbour and boundary/fence disputes

Mitch is actively involved in the mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution communities: He holds a Chartered Mediator  designation from the ADR Institute of Canada, was on the Board of Directors of the ADR Institute of Ontario (2016 – 2018), and is a member of the ADR Section Executive of the Ontario Bar Association. 

Mitch is also a Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators.

Mitch provides pro-bono and low-bono legal assistance to various community organizations. He also enjoys volunteering as a coach for student mediators from his alma mater, Osgoode Hall Law School.

He frequently writes on a variety of legal and mediation-related topics for various publications and his firm’s blog. Mitch has also chaired and presented at several continuing professional development (“CPD”) programs for lawyers and mediators, including for the Ontario Bar Association and Osgoode PD. Recently, he developed, and is now delivering, his own “effective mediation advocacy” CPD program for various law firms (for details, please click here).

When he is not settling your case, Mitch enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, reading and collecting maps, writing articles, engaging in the extreme sport of walking too quickly, and trying to make people laugh (and occasionally succeeding).

He is also a former bartender and video-store clerk who can mix a mean Manhattan while recommending his favourite movie classics on both Beta and VHS.


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For Mitch’s full CV, please click here.

For settlement counsel and other legal services, please email Mitch directly at .

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Mitchell Rose, Lawyer and Mediator ~ Reviews and Testimonials

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Mitch In the News


Listen to Mitchell Rose being interviewed by CBC’s Matt Galloway on mediation of neighbour disputes (click below):



Mitch was featured in the Toronto Star with respect to the legal profession embracing the digital age (click below): Logo


Click below to read Mitch’s article on recent developments in the law concerning employment contracts:

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Click below to read Mitch’s article on when settling your case is the best option.


Read about how, in Mitch’s view, arbitration is underused to resolve commercial disputes (by clicking below):

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Click below to read about Mitch’s tips for a successful wrongful dismissal mediation:

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Click below to read for the Secret to Settling Legal Disputes:


Click below to read Mitch’s tips to maximize the chances of reaching a settlement at mediation:


Law is a helping profession. Lawyers need to help people, because the world needs repair, but they must mind their Achilles Heel! After all, they’re only human. Click below to read Mitch’s article in Just.


Click below to read Mitch’s article about getting past impasse with mediator settlement recommendations: