About Rath & Company
Rath & Company was established in 1995 by Jeffrey R.W. Rath as a boutique law firm providing legal services exclusively to First Nations. Over the years, we have proven to be strong advocates for the rights and interests of First Nations, litigating precedent-setting cases at all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada.
Providing litigation, negotiation and solicitor services, we are a full service law firm committed to serving First Nations in all areas of Aboriginal law. Our litigation and negotiation experience includes complex litigation involving breaches of the Crown's fiduciary duty, judicial reviews of statutory decisions in the resource development context, Treaty rights defences to hunting and fishing charges, residential schools litigation, land claims litigation and negotiation, negotiations of claims filed under Canada's Specific Claims policy and negotiation of consultation agreements with government and industry. Our solicitor work includes drafting membership and election codes, developing First Nations' trust agreements, providing legal advice on commercial contracts for community economic development and dealing with various matters arising under the Indian Act.
Our Practice Areas
We specialize in the area of Aboriginal law.