Nicholas J. Van Duyvenbode


Nicholas J. Van Duyvenbode

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Nicholas practices in the areas of family law and wills and estates.  This includes matters for married and unmarried couples, property division, custody, child and spousal support, adoptions, wills, personal directives, enduring power of attorneys, guardianship and trustee applications and estate probate.

Nicholas appreciates 21st century strategies that safeguard clients against unnecessary court appearances and costs. He describes his role as 25% litigator, 25% a researcher, 25% a negotiator and mediator and 25% a life coach. Nicholas believes that clients are best served by being consistently outcome driven so as to ensure the most expedient and cost-effective use of legal representation.

Nicholas is inspired to practice in family and wills and estates where he can help clients move through what is one of the most difficult times in their lives.  This inspires him each day to achieve the goals clients seek and the relief clients receive when their cases are brought expediently to the finish line. It is these practical outcomes for clients that drive Nicholas’ passion for practicing law. Nicholas completed a one-year mediation clinical intensive program and regularly conducts mediations for clients, which has given him a greater value on collaborative approaches to practicing law.

Nicholas is also a firm believer of the efficiency of mediations and settlement meetings that regularly achieve more comprehensive and cost-effective solutions for clients.

Nicholas regularly appears before Alberta’s Provincial Court, and the Court of Queen’s Bench and Court of Appeal, he has several reported decisions and continues to strive for achieving further precedent setting cases. Nicholas also regularly travels outside of Calgary for court appearances in Red Deer, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Medicine Hat and Lethbridge and ensures that delivering legal services can be achieved from all parts of Alberta.


  • York University, Osgoode Hall Law School, 2009-2012
  • University of Alberta, Masters of Arts, Political Science and Government, 2006-2008
  • University of British Columbia, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science and International Relations, 2002-2006

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