Nathan J. Whitling, Appellate Counsel

Nathan J. Whitling, Appellate Counsel

Appellate Counsel

Phone: 780-784-7500
Toll Free: 1-833-784-7500
Fax: 780-421-4872


B.Com University of Alberta 1995
LL.B. University of Alberta 1997
LL.M. Harvard Law School 1998


Alberta 1999


Harradence Prize, Criminal Trial Lawyers’ Association

Canadian National Pro Bono Distinguished Service Award

Alumni Award of Excellence

University of Alberta Lexpert’s Rising Stars

Listed in Best Lawyers in Canada in the field of Aboriginal Law

Professional Memberships

Criminal Trial Lawyer’s Association


N.J. Whitling, “Wiretapping, Investigative Necessity, and the Charter”, 46 Crim. L.Q. 89 (2002).

The Rule of Law, How two Edmonton lawyers defended Omar Khadr, and the rights of all Canadians, when our government would not, Albertaviews, Vol 14, No 5, June 2011, pgs 36-40.

Comsa v. Canada (N.P.B.): The Right to a Timely Post-Revocation Hearing (2003), 40 Alta. Law Rev. 511-518.

Nathan J. Whitling, Appellate Counsel, B.COM, LL.B., LL.M.

Nate Is A Criminal Defence Lawyer Who Specializes In Appeals

While a student at the University of Alberta, Nate received a long list of awards, including the Horace Harvey Gold Medal in Law as the top student in his graduating class. Nate went on to obtain his Masters in Law at Harvard Law School, where he studied criminal law under Professor Alan Dershowitz. Nate then served as a law clerk to the Hon. Mr. Justice John C. Major of the Supreme Court of Canada.

A Diversified Practice In A Wide Array Of Subject Matters

Throughout his legal career, Nate has carried out a diversified practice in a wide array of subject matters, but now focuses primarily upon Criminal Law and human rights. Nathan has appeared before appeals courts across Canada, including many appearances as lead counsel before the Supreme Court of Canada. Nate has also acted as counsel in the United States, and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Nate is listed as counsel in more than 150 reported decisions.

If you would like a FREE CONSULTATION with Nathan J. Whitling, Appellate Counsel, contact him now:

EDMONTON Phone: 780-784-7500 | Toll-free: 1-833-784-7500
300 MacLean Block10110 – 107 Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 1J4