Dermot P. Nolan

Dermot P. Nolan was called to the bar in 1975. He is a graduate of McMaster University and the University of Ottawa. He has served as president of the Ontario Trial Lawyers’ Association, the Hamilton Law Association and the Hamilton Medical Legal Society.

He has been certified by the Law Society as a Specialist in Civil Litigation since 1990 and practises with emphasis on Personal Injury, Disability & LTD Claims, Employment Law, and Commercial & Estate Litigation.

He has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the Canadian "Best Lawyers" publication in the fields of Personal Injury Litigation and Corporate & Commercial Litigation.

In 2000, he received the Emilius Irving award, the highest honour of the Hamilton Law Association and he was inducted into McMaster University’s Gallery of distinguished graduates in 2002. He was named Hamilton's Irish Person of the Year in 2015.

He has served as Chair of the Boards of St. Peter’s Hospital and the Hamilton Public Library, as a trustee of the Hamilton Board of Education and as a director of numerous other community, arts and charitable organizations. He spearheaded the initiative which led to the consolidation of Hamilton’s courts in the John Sopinka Courthouse and was instrumental in the establishment of the Lawyers’ Legacy for Children, an endowment fund of the Hamilton Community Foundation.

In 2014 he was appointed a deputy judge of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Small Claims Division).

Before entering law school, he was a professional actor with the Stratford Shakespearean Festival and his passion for theatre has infused his participation in Hamilton’s celebrated Lawyers’ Shows.

honest advice  •  good judgment  •  effective advocacy

since 1915

Dermot is certified by the Law Society as a specialist in Civil Litigation. He has over 40 years of experience as a litigator and a leader in his profession.


  1. Personal Injury

  2. Insurance, LTD & Disability

  3. Commercial Litigation

  4. Wrongful Dismissal

  5. Professional Negligence

  6. Product Liability

  7. Estate Litigation


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