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

As both a dispute resolution Lawyer (Settlement Counsel), and a Mediator, my passion for the past 25 years is mapping out and delivering practical strategies for resolving conflict.
I mediate a broad range of civil disputes throughout Ontario reflecting my past work as a general litigator. My Settlement Counsel practice is focused on employment law, neighbour and boundary disputes, and business conflicts.

You can contact me via email, or follow me on Twitter or connect with me on LinkedIn.

My Credentials

  • 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 Mediator (Q. Med) (2012)
  • ADR Institute of Canada, Chartered Mediator (C. Med) (2015)
  • International Academy of Mediators, Distinguished Fellow (2015)

My Volunteer Work

Giving back 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 coach Osgoode Hall student mediators at Small Claims Court since 2014.

I was a member of the Board of Directors of the ADR Institute of Ontario (2016-2018). I am also the Vice-Chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Executive of the Ontario Bar Assocation.

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 and mediation, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, cooking, collecting maps, reading about history, psychology and philosophy, and avoiding golf.