Nadya Tymochenko

Partner | Toronto


Portrait of Nadya Tymochenko


Nadya Tymochenko is a leader in education law at Miller Thomson, serving publicly funded school boards, private schools, and private colleges. Nadya is focused exclusively on serving her education clients. She brings industry expertise and experience to a wide breadth of legal matters, ensuring that they are resolved comprehensively, efficiently, and effectively.

Nadya advises on governance issues faced by her clients including public and Catholic school boards, as well as private, not-for-profit corporations providing or facilitating education. Nadya provides advice on human rights with respect to employees, students, and the complex area of intersecting and conflicting rights. She also advises on labour and employment matters, and acts for her clients in grievance arbitrations and matters before the Ontario Labour Relations Board. Nadya volunteered as a member of the Board of Directors of PLASP, a large child-care provider in the Region of Peel and the City of Toronto for 10 years.

Nadya’s interests include volunteering as a member of the Board of Directors of PLASP, a large child-care provider in the Region of Peel and the City of Toronto.

Professional achievements & leadership

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada - Labour and Employment Law, 2020 - 2024

Thought leadership

  • Speaker, Supervisory Officer Qualification Program: Human Rights, October 21, 2023
  • Speaker, Ontario School Board Insurance Exchange: Evolution of Safe Schools, October 20, 2023
  • Speaker, Regional Special Education Council: Bill 98 & the OHRC’s Right to Read, October 13, 2023
  • Speaker, Ontario Bar Association Education Law: Violence in Schools, May 29, 2023
  • Speaker, Osgoode Hall Professional Development: Advanced Issues in Special Education Law, May 24, 2023
  • Speaker, Ontario Council of Administrators of Special Education: Legal Update, May 18, 2023
  • Co-presenter, Canadian Association of School System Administrators Annual Conference, July 7, 2018
  • Co-presenter, “Accommodation Obligations: Expansion and Exposure for Employers”, Miller Thomson’s 2017 Labour Relations & Employment Law Conference, April 6, 2017
Published Works
  • Co-author, An Educator's Guide to Internet and Social Media Law in the Classroom, 2018
  • Co-author, An Educator’s Guide to Managing Sexual Misconduct in Schools, 2003
  • Co-author, An Educator’s Guide to Parental Harassment, 2004
Other Editorial Contributions
  • Co-editor, An Educator’s Guide to the Health and Safety of Students, 2010

Community involvement

  • Former volunteer Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary of the not-for-profit child care provider PLASP, Child care in Peel Region and Toronto

Professional memberships

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association

Bar admissions & education

  • Ontario, 2000
  • LL.M., Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, 2010
  • LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, 1998
  • B.A. (honours), University of Toronto, 1995