Hakemi & Ridgedale Associate Nathan Muirhead was announced as a finalist in the 2020 Lexpert Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40. Keep an eye out for the April release of The 2021 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory 25th anniversary edition, for more exciting news about Nathan.
Nathan joined Hakemi & Ridgedale LLP as a 5-year call and even then, he was remarkably ahead of the curve in his ability to strategize in the most complex cases. Nathan’s unique ability to recall the Supreme Court Civil Rules, their nuances as they have been applied in previous cases, and his skill at devising a strategic plan for each case at the outset gives his clients a significant advantage. Nathan knows and understands the law so deeply that, when it comes time to describing complex issues to a client or to persuasively making submissions to a judge, Nathan excels and is in his element.
His high success rate relative to others is not only due to his elevated critical thinking, analysis and memory, but largely due to his lack of an ego-based attitude towards his practice. Nathan is a thought leader and educator within the firm. He shares openly, he is humble, and he gives others credit. He is actively conscious about involving others in interesting cases so they have a well-rounded experience and grow as lawyers.
Nathan has an inherent desire, commitment, and sense of responsibility to engage in meaningful and consistent pro bono efforts. He regularly contributes his knowledge and experience through CLE courses, the Trial Practice Listserv, Access Pro Bono, and the Law Students Legal Advice Program.
Nathan advises individual and corporate clients in civil litigation matters involving, among others, contractual disputes, breaches of trust, fraud, commercial leases, defamation, estate litigation, professional negligence, and builders’ lien and construction disputes. Nathan has appeared for clients at all levels of court in British Columbia, in proceedings before administrative tribunals, and in judicial review proceedings of decisions from administrative tribunals.
We congratulate Nathan on this well-deserved recognition!
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