Nolan Downer



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Nolan graduated from the University of Guelph in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in Economics.  Nolan then attended the University of Western Ontario where he received his Juris Doctor degree in 2008.  While at Western, Nolan volunteered at Community Legal Services where he represented clients with limited means in small claims and criminal matters.  Nolan was then Called to the Bar in 2010, after articling with a prominent regional law firm in London, Ontario, where he practiced law until 2012.  Nolan completed his Legal Master’s degree through Western in 2014.


Nolan joined Giffen LLP in 2012 as a member of Giffen's litigation group, specializing primarily in insurance law.  He assists clients in issues ranging from liability defence to policy coverage analysis, always with an eye towards resolving client matters expeditiously, effectively and efficiently.  Nolan also has a practice in Plaintiff personal injury law and employment law.


Nolan has courtroom experience at both the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Divisional Court.  Nolan is also a member of the Waterloo Law Association and Canadian Defence Lawyers. 


In his spare time, Nolan enjoys spending time with family and friends, and is an avid enthusiast of cinema, political memoirs, and Guinness.




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