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Kevin Hille is a Partner at OKT.
Kevin is an experienced litigator committed to advancing Indigenous rights and the principles of mutual respect, reciprocity and cooperation in the relationship between Indigenous peoples and the Crown.
Prior to joining our firm, Kevin worked in New Zealand, where he witnessed first-hand a different approach to partnership between the Crown and Indigenous peoples. Appearing extensively before the Waitangi Tribunal, he experienced a bi-cultural legal forum in a context where decision-makers are committed to reconciliation.
The Tribunal’s motto is “Kia puta ki te whai ao ki te ao mārama” or “From the world of darkness moving into the world of light.” Kevin joined OKT to help further this vision of reconciliation in the Canadian context.
Kevin is committed to delivering excellent oral and written advocacy for his clients. At law school, Kevin won the trial advocacy award in his graduating class, as well as a personal award at the National Trial Advocacy Competition. He also worked in both of Osgoode’s legal aid clinics, representing marginalized workers, refugee claimants, immigrants in detention and prison, and homeless people.
After graduating, he practiced general public law litigation with the Ministry of the Attorney General, where he was involved in complex and high-stakes public interest litigation in a variety of industries. He has drafted submissions for all levels of court in Canada, and appeared before every level of court in Ontario in trials, applications, judicial reviews, and on appeals.
Kevin continues to support access to justice and community lawyering as a member of the Board of Directors and Chair of Legal Clinic Committee for the Centre for Spanish Speaking People.