Nicole Walton to join Swadron Associates

April 25, 2016 - Toronto - Swadron Associates is extremely pleased to announce the arrival of Nicole Walton as the firm's newest lawyer starting May 9, 2016.

Nicole attended McMaster University in Hamilton for undergraduate studies, receiving an Honours Bachelor of Arts (with distinction) in Psychology with a minor in Political Science. She then enrolled in a joint program of the School of Policy Studies and the Faculty of Law at Queen's University in Kingston, where she earned a Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) degree in addition to her Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree and received a number of awards, including the David Sabbath Prizes for highest standing in Criminal Procedure and Health Law. While at law school, Nicole participated in the Kawaskimhon National Aboriginal Law Moot and worked as a caseworker at Queen's Legal Aid and the Queen's Elder Law Clinic.

Nicole worked as a summer and articling student with the Department of Justice and Public Prosecution Service of Canada. Following her call to the Ontario Bar in 2013, Nicole served for one year as a judicial law clerk in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice at Toronto.  She then worked as a per diem Crown Attorney in Peterborough, Ontario before joining Family and Child Services of the Waterloo Region as in-house counsel in 2014.

Nicole's experience includes regular court appearances in the Ontario Court of Justice in criminal and child welfare matters. Her interests include civil and administrative litigation, mental health law and the law as it applies to children and the elderly.