Jaimie Lickers is a partner in Gowling WLG's Hamilton office and national leader of the firm's Indigenous Law Group. A member of the advocacy department, her practice is focused on the areas of Indigenous, environmental and construction law.
Jaimie has experience dealing with First Nations on a variety of matters, including taxation, trusts, membership, self-government, regulatory matters and consultation issues. She also has considerable experience dealing with construction matters and disputes, and provides advice regarding environmental protection and assessment.
In addition, Jaimie has experience with class actions and commercial litigation. She has oral advocacy experience and has appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Tax Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Appeal and the Ontario Court of Appeal. Jaimie regularly presents at conferences on topics related to First Nations' trusts and taxation, membership and identity issues, Indigenous litigation, and consultation and accommodation.
In 2019, Jaimie was distinguished as one of Canada's "Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers" by Canadian Lawyer. She was recognized as a leading practitioner in Indigenous law by Lexpert in 2018, and she was listed in both the 2017 and 2018 editions of Benchmark Litigation's "Under 40 Hot List." In 2017, she was also awarded a Lexpert Zenith Award – an honour that celebrates the advancement of women who have demonstrated excellence and thought leadership in the legal profession.
Prior to entering the practice of law, Jaimie worked for the Chiefs of Ontario and the Aboriginal Institutes' Consortium.