Barristers and Solicitors

Nickerson Roberts Holinski & Mercer

Nickerson Roberts Holinski & Mercer

Barristers and Solicitors

J. Royal Nickerson, Q.C.


Born in Tofield, Alberta, Roy is one of the founding partners of Nickerson Roberts Holinski & Mercer and prides himself in being a well-informed general practitioner with a special interest in civil litigation. Roy has trial experience in all levels of Court in Alberta, as well as the Northwest Territories and the Supreme Court of Canada.

Professional Activities

  • Member, Alberta Law Reform Institute Working Committee Rules of Court Project
  • Past President of the Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association
  • Current member of the Executive of the Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association
  • Established the Expert Witness Bank for the Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association
  • Instructor for the Alberta Bar Admission Course and various litigation panels for the Legal Education Society of Alberta
  • Chaired and participated in numerous Canadian Bar Association sub-sections and committees
  • Formerly on the Board of Directors of the Law Society of Alberta

 Volunteer Activities

  • Former executive member of the Sturgeon Valley Water Co-Op
  • Past member of the executive of St. Albert Minor Hockey
  • Former director of the Northern Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation, the Phoenix Theatre and the Royal Glenora Sports Club


  • LLB (University of Alberta), (1971)
  • B.A. (University of Alberta), (1968)

 Admitted to the Alberta Bar

  • 1972