Robert Sawers, B.A., LL.B.

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


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

The Employment Law Firm of Sawers Barristers & Solicitors: Protecting Your Future

With over 35 years of combined experience in the legal field, the lawyers at Sawers Barristers & Solicitors are committed to helping every client with their unique employment challenges. They can provide advice about any labour or employment problem, and can represent employees in negotiations, hearings, and litigation if necessary. No matter how complex the case, Sawers Barristers & Solicitors is there to make sure that your rights are protected and your best interests are served. They have served thousands of clients in the Calgary area and across Western Canada, and have earned a reputation as professional, tenacious, and efficient legal advocates. Sawers Barristers & Solicitors is located at #920 250 5th St SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R4 or they may be reached by calling (866) 790-3221.