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Nicole D.M. Hamilton



Nicole was called to the bar in Manitoba in 2005. She practices civil litigation and dispute resolution.

Nicole was called to the Manitoba Bar in 2005. Aside from two and a half years during which Nicole was away from private practice while appointed as Public Guardian and Trustee of Manitoba, Nicole has spent her law career as a litigator with Pitblado Law. During that time, her practice has included all aspects of civil litigation, with focus in recent years on estate litigation and construction litigation.

Nicole has appeared in all levels of court in Manitoba, and while she enjoys court appearances, her approach to client files is practical and solution-based, striving to achieve results that are in the best interests of her clients.

Nicole believes in the importance of prioritizing family as well as giving back through one’s time, talent and treasure. Throughout her career, she has been a board member of several non-profit organizations while cheering for and supporting a number of local and global humanitarian organizations.

  • Presenter, Christian Legal Fellowship National Student Conference, “Integrating Faith and Practice”, February 2020
  • Co-presenter, Manitoba Bar Association Wills & Estates Subsection, “Part II: Powers of Attorney – Duties and Obligations”, November 2018
  • Author, Pitblado Whitepaper, “Estate Planning for Blended Families: issues and considerations”, May 2017
  • Co-Presenter, The Law Society of Manitoba, “Estate Litigation and Administration”, March 2017
  • Co-Presenter, The Law Society of Manitoba, “The Basics of Builders’ Liens: Rights, Registration and Reality”, April 2016
  • Presenter, Wild Conf, “Striving to Run the Race Well” Workshop, January 2016
  • Presenter, Free to Lead Conference, “Time and Priorities” Workshop, January 2015
  • Former CPLED Instructor at the Law Society of Manitoba (Oral Advocacy Module), 2014-15
  • Co-presenter, Manitoba Bar Association Midwinter Conference, “Nuts and Bolts of Builders’ Liens”, January 2013
  • Presenter, Canadian Transport Lawyers Association Annual Conference in Winnipeg, Manitoba, “Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgements”, September 2011
  • Former Sessional Instructor, University of Manitoba Faculty of Law (Legal Methods), 2009-11
  • Volunteer Mock Trial Instructor for High School Students, 2006-07
  • Senior Editor, Manitoba Law Journal, 2003-04
  • Law Society of Manitoba
  • Canadian Bar Association (CBA)
  • Manitoba Bar Association (MBA)
  • MBA Construction Law Subsection Executive (Vice-Chair 2008 – 2009, Chair 2009 – 2010, Vice-Chair 2012 – 2014, Chair 2014 – 2015)
  • Canadian Transport Lawyers’ Association Board Member, Manitoba Representative, 2012 – 2014
  • Grace Community Church, Winnipeg
  • Manitoba Metis Federation
  • Conseil métis Elzéar-Goulet
  • Fort Rouge Curling Club, Tuesday Night Business Women’s League
  • Fort Whyte Alive
  • Dean’s Honour List, Collège Universitaire de St-Boniface 1995 – 1999
  • Dean’s Honour List, University of Manitoba (Robson Hall) 2002 – 2004
  • Frederick J. Turner, Q.C./Keith Turner, Q.C. Prize for
  • Highest Standing in Conflict of Laws (Third Year Law)
  • Pitblado Scholar in Second Year Law
  • Archie Micay, Q.C. Prize for Third Highest Standing in Second Year Law
  • Judge Ross A. Johnston Prize for Family Law (Second Year Law)
  • Carrigan Cup Moot Finalist in Second Year Law
  • Current Board Member, Grace Community Church Winnipeg
  • Board Member, Focus on the Family Canada (2017 – 2020)
  • Board Member, Little Lambs Christian Preschool (2016 – 2018)
  • WTL Books & Gifts Ministry (2013 – 2015)
  • Board Member, Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada, The Manitoba & Nunavut Chapter (2013 – 2014)
  • Women’s Executive Committee Member, Calvary Temple Church, Winnipeg (2012 – 2014)
  • Volunteer Teacher, High School Mock Trial Preparation (2006 – 2007)
  • Committee Member, Guardian Angels Benefit for Women’s Cancer (2006)