Heeney Vokey LLP Team

The firm specializes in all aspects of employment law, focusing on integrity and exceptional legal advice. We ensure our services are provided in a manner that is cost effective, timely and practical. We are proud to say we have achieved long standing relationships with our clients.

James Heeney – Partner


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Toronto Employment Lawyer James Heeney is a partner at Heeney Vokey LLP. He provides advice to both employers and employees on all areas of employment law. James is driven to create a firm that focuses on integrity and attention to detail but which also provides advice which is cost effective and timely. He works diligently to ensure his clients make strategic and educated long term decisions.

His employer side practice focuses on providing strategic daily advice and litigation support. He assists clients with employment agreements, policy manuals, terminations and human rights issues. James also has significant experience advising clients on drafting and litigating breaches of restrictive covenants.

Contact James at: 416-646-5169 or jheeney@heeneyvokey.com

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Sarah Vokey – Partner


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Toronto employment lawyer, Sarah Vokey, is a partner at Heeney Vokey LLP. Sarah’s legal career has focused exclusively on representing employers and employees in all areas of employment law as well as conducting workplace investigations.

Sarah was drawn to a career in law while working for a pioneering tobacco reduction organization, where she was part of the movement towards smoke-free public places. It was here that she saw first-hand the impact that the law can have on business interests as well as on an individual’s quality of life. She realized that her ability to quickly and accurately assess a situation, her creative problem-solving skills and sound judgment could be used to help both organizations and individuals overcome difficult problems using the law.

Contact Sarah at: 416-646-5169 or svokey@heeneyvokey.com

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Jessica Nolan – Associate

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Jessica Nolan is an associate lawyer at Heeney Vokey LLP and practices in all areas of employment law. Jessica is passionate about the tangible and immediate impact that employment law and workplace investigations have on both people’s lives and businesses. Jessica advises both employers and employees navigating wrongful dismissals, terminations, employment standards, employment contracts, human rights, and harassment and discrimination.

Prior to joining Heeney Vokey, Jessica summered and articled with an international full-service law firm in downtown Toronto, where she focused on labour, employment and human rights. Jessica was called to the bar in June 2020.

Jessica is a graduate of the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University. During her time at Dalhousie, Jessica spent a term working at the Dalhousie Legal Aid Service and volunteered with the Immigration Services Association of Nova Scotia. Prior to law school, she obtained an Honours Bachelor of Arts from Carleton University, where she graduated on the Dean’s Honours List.

Outside of work, Jessica enjoys alpine skiing, Pilates, jigsaw puzzles and watching anything on HGTV.

Contact Jessica at: 416-646-5169 or jnolan@heeneyvokey.com

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Emma Hrajnik – Associate

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Emma Hrajnik is an associate lawyer at Heeney Vokey LLP. Emma practices in all areas of employment law, including wrongful dismissals, employment standards, terminations, human rights and employment contracts. Emma advises both employees and employers and works on workplace investigations.

Prior to joining Heeney Vokey, Emma worked at a full-service law firm, where she practiced employment and labour law.

Emma obtained an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto and subsequently graduated from the University of Windsor Law. At Windsor Law, Emma volunteered as a caseworker at Community Legal Aid and also volunteered with Pro Bono Students Canada. Emma was called to the bar in June 2020.

Outside of work, Emma enjoys travelling, listening to true crime podcasts and hiking with her dog.

Contact Emma at: 416-646-5169 or ehrajnik@heeneyvokey.com

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Support Staff

Tanya Melo – Firm Manager


Contact Tanya at:

Tel: 416-646-5169 ext 2006

Ayaz Huseynov – Law Clerk/Legal Assistant to Sarah Vokey and Jessica Nolan


Contact Ayaz at:

Tel: 416-646-5169 ext 2002

Victoria Gibson – Legal Assistant to James Heeney and Emma Hrajnik


Contact Victoria at:

Tel: 416-646-5169 ext 5169