Jim Ratis


Jim Ratis completed his Articling placement with Nahwegahbow Corbiere in May 2017 and is the most recent Associate to join the Firm.

He received his Bachelor of Social Sciences (B.Soc.Sci.) with a specialization in political science and minor in criminology from the University of Ottawa, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He earned his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Osgoode Hall Law School in April 2016.

While at law school, Jim volunteered as a caseworker with the Community & Legal Aid Services Programme (CLASP) and worked as a Research Assistant to an Osgoode professor in the areas of Aboriginal and constitutional law. Jim is published in the political science journal American Politics Research.

While attending university, Jim had the opportunity to study in-depth some of the many historical and contemporary issues facing Indigenous peoples. He decided to attend law school to help contribute to meaningful solutions alongside Indigenous peoples and communities. Jim was attracted to Nahwegahbow Corbiere because of the firm’s exclusive work with Indigenous individuals, communities and organizations.

Jim is of Macedonian and Greek ancestry. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking and spending time outdoors.

David Nahwegahbow
Dianne Corbiere
Scott Robertson
Stephen O’Neill
Kimberly K. Sandy
Thomas Milne
Jim Ratis
Alain Bartleman
Kayla Viau

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 June 2020. All final in office scheduling is dependent on the daily Government information and directives and under full safety precautions and practices.

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