Nils Preshaw

Nils Preshaw

Nils Preshaw is an experienced litigator who spent the first twelve years of his career as a Crown Prosecutor.  During those years he had a heavy trial schedule that included general criminal, conspiracy, drug trafficking and large wiretap project trials.

Nils has conducted numerous provincial and superior court trials in both BC and Alberta as well as appeals before the Courts of Appeal in both provinces.

During his time as a Crown Prosecutor Nils worked on matters involving CSIS, the RCMP, CBSA, CRA, IRS and Interpol.  In 2008 Nils began focusing on complex fraud litigation.

In 2014 Nils started his own practice representing clients throughout Western Canada in diverse trial matters ranging from charges of murder and dangerous offender designations to complex civil fraud.  While out on his own Nils continued to represent the Crown as an agent in both complex tax prosecutions and the defense of RCMP officers in civil litigation

In 2018 Nils joined Kornfeld’s litigation department where he continues trial work with a particular focus on cases involving large commercial fraud.

Nils has taught prospective law students an LSAT prep course, lectured to CRA Investigators about Cross Examination; to commercial fraud specialists about Corporate Witnesses and been a guest lecturer for the Law Society of BC’s Bar Admission Course.

Nils is an avid cyclist, rock climber and skier.

Practice Areas


  • Faculty of Law, University of Calgary, LLB
  • University of Calgary, BA, Political Science and English Literature

Bar Admissions

  • British Columbia, 2006
  • Alberta, 2002