Whether in a courtroom or on a football field, Nawaz Tahir prides himself on developing well thought out tactical and strategic game plans to provide favourable outcomes for his clients and his teams. Nawaz has conducted jury and non-jury trials, arbitrations, and appeals. His competitive yet pragmatic nature has led him to success at all levels of court in Ontario.
Nawaz has presented frequently to clients, industry groups, and lawyers on substantive law issues, professional responsibility, and the use of technology in law and claims management. He is a past adjunct professor at Western University Law School, where he taught Civil Procedure.
Outside the office, Nawaz is an avid golfer and football fan, and satisfies his passion for football by coaching at the high-school level. He has held various coaching positions, such as defensive coordinator and head coach, and has achieved a number of City and Provincial Championship victories.
Nawaz is active in politics as well as in building bridges between different faiths. He is a champion for democracy and the rule of law and, in 2012, he founded and co-chaired an international conference at Western University on Islam and democracy. He is co-editor of the book Religion and Representation: Islam and Democracy (Cambridge, 2015). Nawaz served three terms on the board of United Way of London and Middlesex where, among other things, he co-founded their GenNext initiative. He presently serves on the Board of Directors of St. Joseph’s Hospital and the YMCA of Western Ontario.
Professional achievements & leadership
- Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Litigation – Commercial Insurance, 2018
- “Insurers Can Lighten their Legal Expenses with a new AABS and LATS Workout!” Miller Thomson Ontario Insurance Litigation Blog, March 2016
- “The AB Alphabet Soup’s New Letters – SLASTO and LAT,” Miller Thomson Ontario Insurance Litigation Blog, February 2016
- “Leveraging Favourable Settlements,” Miller Thomson Ontario Insurance Litigation Blog, October 2015
- Advocates Society
- Canadian Bar Association
- Canadian Defence Lawyers
- Defence Research Institute (US)
- Canadian Association of Special Investigation Units
- London Claims Association
- Middlesex Law Association
Bar admissions & education
- Ontario Bar, 2002
- LL.B., Western University, 2001
- B.A. (administrative and commercial studies), Western University, 1998
Miller Thomson recognized in 2018 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
In the recently released 2018 edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, 90 Miller Thomson lawyers across 35 areas of law have been recognized for their industry-leading advisory expertise. These rankings are the culmination of an extensive annual peer review process...
Nawaz Tahir speaks at the Middlesex Law Association’s annual “Straight from the Bench” Conference on the topic of “Professionalism – Administrative Dismissals”.
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