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.
Dermot has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Canada in the fields of Personal Injury Litigation and 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 continuing passion for theatre is reflected in his participation as
an actor and director in Hamilton’s celebrated Lawyers’ Shows. He is also a playwright and an accredited member of the Playwright’s Guild of Canada.