Andrea Wobick is a partner with Ursel Phillips Fellows Hopkinson LLP. She practices employment and labour law, professional discipline and civil litigation for individual employees, employers, trade unions, and associations. Andrea provides advice and representation on matters involving employment contracts, severance packages, wrongful dismissals, professional discipline, human rights issues, harassment and bullying in the workplace and pension issues. She regularly appears before labour arbitrators, professional discipline bodies, human rights tribunals, a variety of other administrative tribunals and the courts.
Andrea attended law school at the University of Ottawa after completing her Bachelor of Arts at the University of Victoria. She joined the firm in 2005. Prior to joining the firm, Andrea worked for the Department of Justice at the Policy Centre for Victims Issues performing policy work and legislative reform. She then interned with the Kenya Human Rights Commission in Kenya, engaging in research and advocacy work. In 2007/2008, Andrea spent six months working for the Tanzania Legal and Human Rights Centre in Tanzania conducting research, writing, advocacy and training for legal aid clinic staff members.
Andrea has been a featured speaker for several organizations including the Ontario Bar Association (OBA), Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers (CALL), American Bar Association, Infonex and Lancaster House. She has been on the executive of the OBA’s Labour & Employment Section for several years, and most recently served as Chair of the Section. Andrea is also a member of the Advocates’ Society and CALL.