Our Lawyers

Bob Sawers

Bob Sawers is the co-founder and one of two principals of Sawers McFarlane. 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 agreement, conflict of interest litigation, insurance and disability claims injunctions, applications and appeals to all employment boards and tribunals.

Prior to founding Sawers McFarlane, Bob was a criminal prosecutor for the Ontario Attorney General, the Federal Attorney General, the Federal Department of Justice - Criminal, and the Alberta Attorney General. 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 represent employees with respect to all aspects of their employment rights.

Bob received his B. A. in Economics, with a minor in Psychology from the University of Western Ontario. Bob received his law degree from the prestigious McGill University.

Bob is married and has four children. Bob 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