The Honourable Nicholas McHaffie

The Honourable Nicholas McHaffie

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Justice Nicholas McHaffie was appointed to the Federal Court, and ex officio member of the Federal Court of Appeal, on May 2, 2019.

Justice McHaffie spent his legal career at Stikeman Elliott LLP, first in Toronto and then in Ottawa upon moving to the capital in 1998, where his litigation practice focused on intellectual property, public law, and administrative/regulatory litigation. He formerly taught Administrative Law and Civil Procedure at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law and Civil Trial Advocacy at Queen’s University Faculty of Law. Justice McHaffie received a B.Sc. in Molecular Genetics and Molecular Biology from the University of Toronto in 1990 and an LL.B. from the University of British Columbia in 1994. He clerked for the Right Honourable Madam Justice Beverley McLachlin of the Supreme Court of Canada and was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1996.

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