Legal Team

David Nahwegahbow


For the last 37 years, David Nahwegahbow has advocated for the rights of First Nations peoples.

Dianne Corbiere

IPC, H.B.S.W., LL.B.

Dianne Corbiere is the Managing Partner of the Firm. Dianne has dedicated her career to working for First Nations.

Scott Robertson regularly advises clients on Aboriginal, treaty rights and title issues as well as tax and business structures. 

Stephen O’Neill

B.A., LL.B., Associate

Stephen O’Neill’s legal career spans nearly 39 years. He has dedicated his career to working as a judge in Northern Ontario.

Jim Ratis


Jim Ratis completed his Articling placement in May 2017 and has joined the Firm as our most recent Associate.

Chris Albinati advocates exclusively for Indigenous clients and is presently working on his PhD dissertation at Osgoode.

Alain Bartleman


Alain Bartleman works with First Nations to protect their environmental, economic, and political interests.

Kimberly K. Sandy

Paralegal/Office Manager

Kimberly Sandy pulls double duty as our paralegal and office manager and is a pivotal part of our firm’s operations.  

Advocating for
Our Nations. First.

We provide services in the field of Aboriginal Law. In this regard, we act strictly for First Nations, First Nation Organizations and their members.


Our main priority is to continue to operate effectively and safely while ensuring our clients with legal matters will be handled by respective lawyer team members. Our office monitors the situation daily and we will adjust our service delivery practices as deemed necessary and will be updating on Firm communications messaging system and our current operations focus on the safety of all those from our office, their families, our clients and their communities.

Business will continue, at the moment, under rotating partial in-office staff and continued remote work from home. We anticipate our office may operate under this ‘new normal’ until the end of May 2020. All final in office scheduling is dependent on the daily Government information and directives and under full safety precautions and practices.

If you require any lawyer to contact you please use the email or leave a message at the office telephone voice mail and someone will return your call as soon as possible again during normal standard office hours of Monday to Friday between the hours of 9 am-5 pm.