George A. Leibbrandt

B.A. (Hons.), B.Ed., LL.B.


Practice Areas

Employment Law


Ottawa, Toronto

George A. Leibbrandt is a Partner with Samfiru Tumarkin LLP’s Labour and Employment Law practice group. Working through the firm’s Toronto and Ottawa offices, he represents clients across Ontario.

With a practice focused on individuals, human resources and labour relations specialists, owners and management, George responds quickly and intelligently to all manner of issues that arise in the workplace. His client base is predominantly comprised of privately held and family-owned concerns ranging from sole proprietorships to large corporations. His clients are drawn from a broad spectrum of industries, including the retail automotive sector, homebuilding, manufacturing, information technology, fitness and health management, to name a few. Read reviews about George.

George also has extensive experience advising and advocating on behalf of large unionized public sector clients, including school boards, colleges, hospitals, and nursing homes. He has represented clients before the Court of Appeal for Ontario, the Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, the Ontario Labour Relations Board, the Information and Privacy Commission, and numerous boards of arbitration.

George is a former teacher and an excellent communicator. He is frequently invited to speak to business persons about the legal rights and obligations of employees and employers and has developed a reputation for being able to express complex legal issues in straightforward, manageable terms.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Board of Directors of PATH Employment Services
  • Member of the Burlington Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of the Ontario Bar Association
  • Member of the Canadian Bar Association.

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Employment Law Show - TV January 31st, 2019

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Employment Law August 12th, 2016

Common Misconceptions About Severance Pay

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This article helps clear-up some of the most common misunderstandings that terminated employees have about their entitlements and severance pay.

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Employment Law August 18th, 2022

‘Alberta is Calling’: What to consider before changing jobs

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Alberta launched a multimillion-dollar marketing campaign to attract skilled workers to the province. Know your rights if you're planning to change jobs.

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See What George's Clients Are Saying

George, if it weren’t for your negotiating skills and knowledge, the matter wouldn’t have been settled. Now I have the opportunity to move forward. I appreciate the swift manner in which you arrived at a settlement. Thanks once again for your legal advice, time, and efforts.
Valerie Calver
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My experience with Mr. Leibbrandt was exceptional. I only have positive things to say about the way I was treated, communicated with and respected during my legal proceeding.
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Samfiru Tumarkin LLP took care of me and my family. Down to earth and understanding. A sincere thank you to George.
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