Nathan E. G. Hayes-Fry, J.D.
Divorce/Family Lawyer, Co-Founding Partner
Where are you from? Regina, Saskatchewan, but we call it “The Queen City”
What’s your formal title at HFL? Co-Founding Partner, Divorce Lawyer, Mediator
Break it down for us, what does that really mean? It means I share the original vision of Hayes Fry Law – a modern law firm putting service and client experience on the same pedestal as expert legal work and advice. It means that some of the time I help spouses and parents resolve their family breakdown, fighting hard if required. It means at other times I help people have conversations about their disputes so they can be resolved outside of Court.
How long have you been with HF? December 2014, when it all started…
In 140 characters or less, tell me what interested you about pursuing family law as your career? I’ve never been afraid of conflict & law provides that as well as an opportunity for leadership, which both suit me because I have a genuine satisfaction in solving problems.
Why do you do what you do? As a business owner and employer, I truly enjoy being able to provide opportunities for other people to grow and succeed. In Practice, I really like helping people understand what is “reasonable” in any particular situation, and helping them find fair solutions.
Tell us, what are your legit credentials? I have a J.D. from the University of Saskatchewan and one day I will complete my B.A. from the University of Regina as I am a few electives short. I also have a certificate in Family Law Mediation from the Law Society of Alberta.
Are you an early bird or a night owl? Hoot hoot
The best piece of advice you’ve ever received? Treat others how you want to be treated
Sweet or salty? What’s your go-to craveable snack? Sweet N’ Salty, please
What’s the best thing about working at HFL? Our staff’s sense of humour and shared purpose
Tell us a fun fact about you that you can share: I was once an extra in a movie with Clint Eastwood’s daughter. I played “Bad guy’s black shoes walk down the hallway”; my film career didn’t really blossom after that.
Tell us your hidden talent: I’ve memorized a surprising number of rap songs, and I pretty much always win at Monopoly.
What energizes you at work? Seeing our newer lawyers grow and succeed, and all the positive feedback from clients about how approachable we are as a firm and lawyers.
Who do you admire & why? Bill Gates, for his extreme intellect, work ethic, and drive to improve life for all humanity. Also, my wife, for her ambition, empathy, and patience.
What are you currently binge-watching on Netflix? We just finished “Waco” and we are now going to marathon Modern Family.
Favourite go-to local spot (coffee, retail, food etc.)? Red Rock Urban BBQ