Nimali Gamage

BA (Windsor), LB (Ottawa), Bar of Ontario, Elder Law Certificate (Osgoode),

NIMALI GAMAGE is the Managing Partner of Goddard Gamage LLP in Toronto. She is recognized in Best Lawyers in Canada (2014- 2024) in Trusts and Estates. Nimali was called to the bar in 2001 and worked as a lawyer for the Walkerton Inquiry with then Associate Chief Justice Dennis O’Connor. In 2002, she joined Jan Goddard as Jan’s first associate and became partners with her in 2012.  Goddard Gamage LLP has been chosen six times as one of the Top 10 Trusts and Estates boutique firms in Canada by Canadian Lawyer Magazine. In 2014, Nimali received the Hoffstein Prize, an award of excellence in Trusts and Estates from the Ontario Bar Association.

Nimali’s practice of both litigation and solicitor’s work focuses on guardianship, powers of attorney, capacity, elder law, estate planning, estate litigation, and Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) legal issues. Since 2009, she has been a member of the Estates Subcommittee of the Civil Rules Committee for Ontario, which makes recommendations to the Attorney General for rules in relation to civil court procedures. Nimali is frequently asked to present at programs hosted by the Ontario Bar Association, the Law Society of Ontario, and other organizations. In 2021 and on-going, Nimali was invited to create and teach the inaugural Elder Law course at Osgoode Hall Law School as an adjunct professor.