Richard Niman

Founding Partner

Richard is a founding partner at Niman Mamo LLP.  His practice is focused primarily on family law. He also practices some discrete areas of criminal law and professional discipline. He was called to the bar in 2011.

Richard scours CanLii and other legal databases as frequently as his fantasy sports team websites.  It's his version of work-life balance.  He also recently became a "dog guy" to his bernedoodle, Larry.

Richard has conducted trials and appeals at all levels of court in Ontario and before several disciplinary tribunals. Richard has also conducted numerous family law arbitrations and mediations.  

Richard articled at one of the most distinguished criminal law firms in Canada and then expanded his practice beyond criminal law to regulatory law, professional discipline, and civil litigation at a well-respected boutique firm in Toronto. He then joined Niman Gelgoot and Associates LLP in 2014 where his passion for family law began and continues to this day.

Richard has co-chaired various continuing legal education family law programs, and has also had the privilege of presenting at various professional development programs across Canada.  He most recently co-chaired the Recent Developments and Complex Issues in Evidence in Family Proceedings program in January 2019 which was presented by Osgoode Hall Law School's Professional Development faculty.  Richard was recently chosen as a faculty member for the Osgoode Certificate in Family Skills and Practice program.

Richard is an associate editor of Evidence in Family Law and recently co-authored the Family Law chapter in Bullen & Leake & Jacob's Canadian Precedents of Pleadings (Third Edition).

For law school, Richard was enrolled in the joint JD/LLB program between the University of Ottawa and Michigan State University College of Law. He was on the Dean's List in his final year at Michigan State University College of Law. He played intramural hockey, basketball, and football while at law school. He continues to play softball, but fears that his chances of becoming a Major League Baseball player are diminishing.

Richard is a member of the Advocates’ Society and volunteers with Camp Kirk, a summer camp for children with learning disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and autism.