Lia Moody


Labour and Employment


McMaster University, B.A.(Hons.),

University of Victoria, LL.B.

Lia Moody B.A., LL.B.


Managing Partner - Vancouver Office

Lia Moody is the Managing Partner at Samfiru Tumarkin LLP’s Vancouver office, focusing on labour and employment law in British Columbia.

She entered into the legal profession with the specific intention of pursuing a career as an employment law litigator. After fine-tuning her litigation skills at the largest insurance defence firm in Canada, Lia joined our firm to become an expert in an area of the law that allows her to truly connect with her clients.

In her practice, Lia represents both employees and employers with respect to wrongful dismissal, constructive dismissal, sexual harassment, human rights, as well as employment contracts and policies. On these issues, Lia has successfully appeared numerous times before the Supreme Court of British Columbia, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal and the Court of Appeal for Ontario. Whether in the courtroom or in the office, Lia takes pride in representing her clients confidently, assertively and passionately.

In addition, Lia possesses broad experience in the area of insurance law, including personal injury, occupiers’ liability, product liability, property loss, subrogation, professional negligence and coverage claims.

Access Pro Bono Society of British Columbia

Lia is an active member of the Access Pro Bono Society of British Columbia, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing pro bono legal services to people and groups of limited means.

Trial Wins

Read about Lia's recent success on Fillmore v. Hercules at the Ontario Court of Appeal.

Other trial wins include Aylsworth v. Harvey Storm and Longaphie v. Canerector Inc.

Lia in the News

Stay up-to-date on the latest employment law news with Lia's regular contributions to The Huffington Post.


Lia attended McMaster University, where she graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy in 2007. In obtaining this degree, Lia learned to appreciate the persuasive power of a passionate and well-reasoned oral argument.

In 2010, Lia graduated from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Laws.

In her spare time, Lia enjoys travel, cooking, running, and watching her beloved Toronto Maple Leafs.


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