Nate graduated from the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Law with the Horace Harvey Gold Medal, and went on to obtain his Master of Laws degree from Harvard Law School. Nate then spent a year at the Supreme Court of Canada acting as law clerk for the Hon. Mr. Justice John Major.
Nate has appeared as lead counsel before the Supreme Court of Canada in many cases addressing important and complex issues of Constitutional Law. He has also appeared before the Courts of Appeal for Alberta, Ontario and Saskatchewan, as well as the Federal Court of Appeal.
Nate’s practice focuses on commercial litigation in which he acts for companies involved in commercial and contractual disputes, and disputes relating to business torts. Nate also acts for First Nations in relation to their Aboriginal and Treaty Rights.
Nate has been awarded several prestigious awards for his Constitutional work including the Harradence Prize, and the Canadian National Pro Bono Distinguished Service Award. He has also been listed in Best Lawyers in Canada in the field of Aboriginal Law.
- University of Alberta Alumni Award of Excellence (2011)
- Human Rights Medal, Canadian Human Rights Institute (2009)
- Canadian National Pro Bono Distinguished Service Award (2008)
- LEXPERT Rising Stars (2008)
Activities and Affiliations
- Member, CBA Constitutional and Civil Liberties Sections
- Member, Criminal Trial Lawyers Association