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Jeffrey Nicholls First Nations lawyer British Columbia | Ratcliff LLP

Jeffrey R. Nicholls


Assistant: Negeen Shojaei

Jeff’s practice focuses on litigation, negotiation and law & policy development. He provides support on a wide range of files that come before courts in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Ontario, the Federal Courts, and administrative tribunals.

Jeff advises on:

  • Land and resource issues
  • Aboriginal rights and title
  • Matters under the Indian Act
  • First Nation governance issues
  • Indigenous legal traditions

Jeff is a proud member of the Lax Kw’alaams First Nation. Outside the practice of law, he is an avid birder, and photographer.

The Chilkat regalia in the photo above was woven by Tsamiianbaan – William White a master weaver from Lax Kw’alaams and depicts a Grizzly Bear, in particular, its ears

News, Publications & Presentations


  • Recognized in 2022 as one of the 500 most influential business leaders in British Columbia (Law, Indigenous Law) by Business In Vancouver BC500.
  • Law Foundation of BC: Public Interest Award, 2017

In The Community

  • President, RAVEN Trust
  • Member, Indigenous Bar Association

Year Of Call

  • British Columbia, 2019


  • J.D., 2018, University of Victoria
  • B.A. (Hons.) with distinction, 2015, University of Victoria