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Cristina Tomaino

B.A. (Hons.), J.D. Lawyer

Called To Bar



  • Called to the Bar: 2019
  • Western University, Juris Doctor (JD), 2018
  • University of Toronto, Bachelor of Arts with Honours and High Distinction, 2015


Guelph Office T. 519-837-2100 x.265 F: 519-837-1617

Cristina advises employers on a broad scope of labour, employment, and human rights issues, including employment standards, grievance arbitration, collective bargaining, interest arbitration, and workplace accommodation. She has significant experience advising both unionized and non-unionized employers on labour and employment issues arising from corporate transactions or reorganizations. Cristina is also an experienced workplace investigator and regularly assists employers in responding to allegations of workplace harassment, violence, and discrimination.

Cristina is committed to building long-lasting relationships with her clients and providing practical, results-oriented solutions to complex legal problems. Cristina’s clients benefit from her ability to communicate complex legal concepts in an accessible and understandable manner. She works closely with employers to proactively navigate workplace issues, foster positive labour relations, and avoid costly litigation.

Where litigation proves necessary, Cristina is a skilled advocate with a proven record of success against strong union opposition:

Cristina represents a broad range of private and public sector clients. She is also a member of our Municipal Law practice group and is well-versed in the complexities of municipal labour and employment law.

After completing her undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto, Cristina obtained her law degree from Western University. During law school, Cristina served as the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Western Journal of Legal Studies and as an editor for the Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence. Cristina currently sits on the board of Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis.

Outside the practice of law, Cristina enjoys hiking, painting, and planning her next road trip!  

Awards & Accolades

  • J.S.D. Tory Writing Prize, Western University, 2018
  • Frederic Davidson Essay Competition, First Place, University of Toronto, 2015
  • Samuel James Stubbs Award, University of Toronto, 2014, 2015
  • Evelyn McDonald Scholarship, University of Toronto, 2013

Memberships & Professional Appointments

  • Member of the Law Society of Ontario
  • Member, Wellington Law Association
  • Member, Advocates’ Society

Community Involvement

Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis, Board Member

Tribunals, Boards, & Levels of Court

  • Ontario Labour Relations Board
  • Grievance Settlement Board
  • Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario
  • Private Arbitration
  • Ontario Superior Court of Justice
  • Ontario Court of Justice
  • Small Claims Court 


Speaking Engagements:

  • Cutting Back: Managing Accommodation and Part-time Status, OBA Annual Update on Human Rights, 2020
  • Feminist Legal Studies International Women’s Day Conference, Queen’s University, 2018



  • Guelph Office 245 Hanlon Creek Boulevard. Unit 102 Guelph, ON N1C 0A1
    519 837 2100
  • Fergus/Elora Office 294 East Mill Street, Unit 108, Centre Wellington, ON N0B 1S0
    519 837 2100
  • Toll Free 800 746 0685