Employment Lawyers 2019-11-04T20:04:17+00:00

Heeney Vokey LLP Lawyers

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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Allison Buchanan – Associate


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Allison Buchanan is a senior associate lawyer at Heeney Vokey, and currently practices in all areas of employment law. Allison specializes in providing strategic advice to both employers and employees seeking to understand and enforce their rights in employment matters. Allison provides advice and representation on a wide range of employment issues including terminations, wrongful dismissals, employment standards, employment contracts, human rights and accommodation, harassment and discrimination, executive compensation structures and related court litigation. Allison also utilizes her expertise by conducting independent workplace investigations.

Contact Allison at: 416-646-5169 or abuchanan@heeneyvokey.com

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Julia Burke – Associate

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Julia Burke is an associate lawyer at Heeney Vokey LLP. Julia’s practice is specialized in representing both employers and employees in all areas of employment law such as wrongful dismissals, human rights and accommodation, employment standards, employment contracts, workplace policies, and related litigation. Workplace investigations also form a part of Julia’s practice.

Julia articled with an esteemed full-service law firm in downtown Toronto where she gained practical litigation experience. Julia was called to the bar in June 2018, and joined the Heeney Vokey team shortly thereafter. Julia has appeared before the Superior Court and Ontario Court of Appeal.

Contact Julia at: 416-646-5169 or jburke@heeneyvokey.com

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Christina Iannozzi – Associate

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Christina is an associate with Heeney Vokey, and currently practices in all areas of employment law. Prior to joining Heeney Vokey, Christina articled and worked at a boutique labour and employment law firm in downtown Toronto.

Christina provides advice and representation to both employers and employees on a wide range of employment issues including wrongful dismissals, workplace investigations, employment contracts, human rights and accommodation, and related court litigation.

Prior to becoming an associate, Christina completed her LL.M. at Western University with a specialization in mental health discrimination in the workplace. She has presented her research on human rights remedies, workplace accommodation, and family status discrimination at various conferences across Canada and the US.

While completing her J.D. at Western University, Christina worked for one of Canada’s foremost labour and commercial arbitrators and was the Editor-in-Chief of Western Law’s only student-run newspaper. Prior to attending law school, Christina obtained a degree in Political Science and Business from McMaster University.

Currently, Christina sits on the board of directors of Young Women in Law and also holds the officer position of Treasurer. When she is not in the office, Christina enjoys live music, trying new restaurants, and exploring the city.

Contact Christina at: 416-646-5169 or ciannozzi@heeneyvokey.com

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Kimberly Lennon – Law Student

Kimberly is in her third year at the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law at Lakehead University. Her law school requires all third year students to complete a 4-month practice placement during which time students work under the supervision of a practicing lawyer.

Kimberly will be completing her placement with Heeney Vokey LLP, ending mid December 2019. Prior to attending law school, Kimberly graduated from Brock University with a Bachelor in Sport Management (Honours). During her undergraduate studies, Kimberly spent time working as a research assistant, focusing on how amateur athlete agreements and employment laws impact the Canadian sports landscape. She is also the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships, including the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship, for which she received funding to travel to St. Vincent and the Grenadines and work with the island’s local Olympic committee in furthering sport development through policy and program initiatives.

Contact Kimberly at: 416-646-5169

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