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Austin Nix

Platform Litigation | Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada

A lawyer since 2020


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Platform Litigation
2725 Clarke Street , Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada V3H 0K7
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Austin Nix's journey through the legal landscape is marked by an unwavering commitment to defending those entangled in the web of criminal and regulatory offences. Before his tenure at Platform Litigation, Austin charted his own course, helming a practice that catered to clients across the sprawling Lower Mainland. His days were filled with courtroom battles, advocating for individuals accused of everything from minor infractions to grave charges involving firearms, narcotics, and even life-altering accusations of murder.

In 2019, Austin emerged from the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law at Lakehead University, armed with a Juris Doctor and a keen sense of justice honed through rigorous moot court competitions. His prowess in legal argumentation was showcased at the provincial and national levels, participating in the prestigious Arnup, Sopinka, and OTLA Cup Moots, where the intricacies of trial advocacy were laid bare.

Beyond the courtroom and the competitive arena of moots, Austin dedicated his energies to serving the communities of Thunder Bay and North Bay. His volunteer work at various public interest organizations underscored his belief in the power of legal work to effectuate positive change. This ethos of service was further cemented during a pivotal placement with the North Bay Crown Attorney’s Office. There, Austin delved into the prosecutorial side of law, gaining a comprehensive understanding of the prosecutorial process from inception to resolution.

Austin's academic journey also included an enriching tenure at Carleton University, where he not only pursued dual Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degrees in Criminology & Criminal Justice and Law & Legal Studies but also showcased his athletic prowess as a competitive lacrosse player for the Carleton Ravens. His passion for lacrosse continued beyond his academic years, with Austin taking to the field with the Coquitlam Adanacs, demonstrating the same zeal and dedication he applies to his legal practice.

In 2020, Austin's legal acumen was formally recognized with his admission to the British Columbia bar, marking the beginning of a new chapter in his career. His background, a rich tapestry of legal knowledge, community service, and competitive sports, paints the picture of a lawyer whose life experiences inform a dynamic, compassionate approach to legal defense. Austin Nix stands as a staunch advocate for his clients, navigating the complexities of the legal system with the same strategic finesse he displays on the lacrosse field.

Previous Work Experience:

  • Operated a personal legal practice focusing on criminal and regulatory offences

  • Served as co-counsel and junior counsel in serious cases

  • Volunteered extensively in public interest organizations

  • Completed a significant legal placement with the North Bay Crown Attorney’s Office


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