Keith serves as the CEO and Managing Partner of Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP.  While doing so, he continues to practice in the areas of labour and employment law. He has significant experience in the area of police employment law and public sector labour relations. Keith provides advice and advocacy to his clients, both employer and employee, on a variety of labour and employment matters including matters of discipline, termination and interpretation of collective agreements and is frequently involved in negotiating and/or litigating such matters. Keith also has experience in appearing as counsel on these matters in Labour Board proceedings, both provincial and federal, collective agreement grievance arbitrations and the civil courts. In addition to his labour and employment law practice, Keith also practices civil litigation.

  • Primary Practice Area

    Labour & Employment

  • Services

    Labour & Employment

    Litigation & Dispute Resolution

    Government & Regulatory

  • Education

    Bachelor of Laws, University of Manitoba, 1993

  • Industries

    Health Care

  • Bar Admissions

    Manitoba, 1994

  • Achievements

    The only Manitoba lawyer named to Lexpert Magazine's "15 Canadian Litigation Lawyers to Watch" list in 2008

    Repeatedly selected for inclusion in the "The Best Lawyers in Canada" directory in the area of Labour and Employment Law (since 2008)

    Named one of Canada’s 40 leading lawyers under 40 by Lexpert Magazine

    Recipient of the A. Montague Israels Q.C. prize from the Law Society of Manitoba

    Best Lawyers 2021 Labour and Employment Law “Lawyer of the Year”

    Canadian Lawyer's Top 25 Most Influential Lawyer 2020-2021 and the only Manitoba-based lawyer to receive Canadian's Most Influential Lawyer 2020-2021.

  • In the Community

    Keith has served and continues to serve on several local non-profit Boards and continues to donate his time and energy to a variety of charitable and community organizations.

  • Legal Teachings

    Throughout Law School, Keith was actively involved in mock trials, winning the Solomon Greenberg Moot Court competition as well as the Western Canada Moot Court competition. Keith remains actively involved in the University of Manitoba’s Advocacy program, assisting in teaching the Advocacy Course.

  • Speaking Engagements

    Keith has been a frequent guest lecturer at a number of different education programs in the area of labour law, including the Isaac Pitblado Lectures, The Centre for Labour-Management Development and Lorman Education Services.