Robert Sawers

Bob Sawers is the founder, senior litigator and Managing Counsel of Sawers Barristers and Solicitors ( and has been representing employees for over 20 years. Bob is Senior Trial Counsel in the firm and represents executives, management, key and senior employees and longer term employees in all aspects of employment and labour law including Wrongful dismissal, non-competition agreements, conflict of interest litigation, insurance and disability claims injunctions, applications and appeals to all employment boards and tribunals.

Prior to founding Sawers Barristers and Solicitors (, Bob gained extensive trial (litigation) experience while employed with:  the Special Prosecutions office of the Ontario Attorney General, Provincial Offence Prosecutions office of the Ontario Attorney General, the Federal Department of Justice – Criminal, as a Criminal Prosecutor of organized crime narcotic offences, and the Alberta Attorney General office as a Criminal Prosecutor. During this period Bob was lead counsel in hundreds of trials, both jury and non-jury, thereby obtaining invaluable court room litigation experience.

Bob has a reputation as a tenacious advocate for his clients and uses his extensive trial skills and experience to vigorously represent employees with respect to all aspects of their employment rights.

Bob received his B. A. in Economics, with a minor concentration in Psychology, from the University of Western Ontario. Bob received his law degree from the prestigious McGill University.  Bob is currently a member in good standing with the Alberta Bar, however he has also been called to the Bar in Ontario, British Columbia, and with special calls in the Northwest Territories. 

Bob is married and has four children and spends most of his free time with his family in the outdoors, hiking, skiing and sailing. Bob coaches a variety of sports and is an avid sailor. Bob has also sat on the boards of several non-profit agencies 


  • LL.B. McGill University - 1988
  • B.A. University of Western Ontario - 1985

Professional Affiliations

  • Called to the BC Bar - 2005
  • Called to the Alberta Bar - 1995
  • Called to the Ontario Bar - 1989
  • Canadian Bar Association – Member