I’m Mitchell Rose, principal of Mitchell Rose Professional Corporation, and I solve legal problems.*

As a dispute resolution lawyer, my passion for the past 30 years is mapping out and delivering practical strategies for resolving conflict. I mediate and arbitrate a broad range of civil disputes throughout Ontario reflecting my past work as a general litigator. My law practice is focused on employment law (employers/employees and independent contractors), and business conflicts.


  • York University, Bachelor of Arts (B.A. (Hons.)), Specialized Honours in Psychology (1990)
  • Osgoode Hall Law School, Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) (1993)
  • Senior Counsel more than 25 years called to the Ontario Bar (1995)
  • Mediation/ADR Training at Stitt Feld Handy (2004) and (2005), and at Harvard Law School (2012)
  • ADR Institute of Canada, Qualified Arbitrator (Q. Med) (2022)
  • Ontario Bar Association, Past Chair, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section (2020/21)
  • ADR Institute of Canada, Chartered Mediator (C. Med) (2015)
  • International Academy of Mediators, Distinguished Fellow (2015)
  • ADR Institute of Canada, Qualified Mediator (Q. Med) (2012)

Community Involvement

Giving back to the community is important to me.

  • I provide pro bono and low bono legal work to various non-profit agencies, as well as to individuals who cannot otherwise afford a lawyer.
  • I offer mentorship and coaching to law students, and to newer lawyers and ADR professionals, including coaching or guest speaking at Osgoode Hall Law School, Queen’s University Faculty of Law, Schulich School of Law (Dalhousie University) and University of Toronto, and through the Ontario Bar Association, and Toronto Lawyers Association.
  • I recognize that my clients and colleagues are located province-wide on important Indigenous lands with their own treaties and unceded territories. I encourage learning about the Indigenous history in the communities where we work and live. While I have a virtual practice, I recognize the traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat, the Anishinabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, and the Métis Nation. This land is covered by the Dish with One Spoon Treaty. We are grateful to have the opportunity to work and live in this territory.
  • My goal is to do all I can to support worthwhile charitable and community-based programs, including contributions from mediation bookings to Lawyers Feed the Hungry, Donate TO, and The Frontline Fund.

Writing and Speaking

I frequently write on a variety of legal and mediation related topics, both serious and humorous, for various publications – as well on my own blog.  I enjoyed speaking twice on CBC Radio about mediation. I have chaired and presented at several continuing professional development programs for lawyers and mediators, including for the Ontario Bar Association and Osgoode Professional Development. Recently, I developed my own CPD education program, Excelling at Mediation Advocacy: A Master Class for Junior to Mid-Career Lawyers.

In My Free Time

When I’m not settling your case, or writing or speaking about law or advocating mediation, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, cooking, collecting maps, reading about history, psychology and philosophy, and avoiding golf.