Erica Stahl

Erica Stahl

Erica’s practice focuses on specific claims, addressing long-standing disputes between First Nations and the Government of Canada regarding reserve creation and allocation. Erica supports First Nations governments at every stage of the specific claims process: claim research and development, drafting, negotiation, and advocacy before the Specific Claims Tribunal.

Erica also represents Indigenous governments in litigation, judicial review applications, and regulatory proceedings. In addition to specific claims, Erica’s expertise includes Charter challenges, environmental law, and privacy law. She enjoys working closely with communities to identify options and achieve their goals, including upholding Indigenous laws, pursuing the recognition and respect of Aboriginal rights and title, and advancing self-governance.

Legal Administrative Assistant
Fran Heaps
604.681.4146 ext. 237


Erica was called to the bar in Ontario in 2015 (non-practicing), and British Columbia in 2017, and joined Mandell Pinder LLP in 2019.

J.D., Osgoode Hall, York University (2014)

M.A., Environmental Studies, York University (2014)

B.A., University of British Columbia (2009)

Drafted and submitted historical claims for First Nations governments in accordance with the Government of Canada’s specific claims policy.

Acted for First Nations governments in proceedings before the Specific Claims Tribunal.

Advised First Nations governments regarding the negotiation of historical claims with the Government of Canada.

Worked on the legal team representing the appellant Lac Seul First Nation in Southwind v. Canada, 2021 SCC 28.

Acted for First Nations governments in proceedings before the BC Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner.

Advised First Nations governments in the drafting of video surveillance and privacy protection policies.

Member, Law Society of B.C.

Member, Canadian Bar Association

Member, Law Society of Ontario (non-practicing)

Passionate about public legal education and enjoys teaching.

Past coach for Kawaskimhon National Aboriginal Moot.

Board Member, Rivershed Society of BC

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