Olivia A. Duncan

Olivia practices primarily in the area of Employment Law, both on the side of employer and employee, including claims for wrongful dismissal, review of severance packages, workplace accommodation, workplace personnel policies, Human Rights, and general employment litigation. Olivia also practices in the area of general Civil Litigation, which matters include estate litigation, personal injury, negligence, contract disputes, debt collection, and construction claims.

Following her graduation from UND law school and her completion of the bar exam, Olivia practiced family law in North Dakota and Minnesota from 2019 until February 2023. Thereafter, Olivia moved back to her hometown of Winnipeg and joined DFS Kaneski UnRuh LLP.


  • North Dakota Bar (2019)
  • Minnesota Bar (2020)
  • Manitoba Bar (2023)


  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Manitoba (Major in Criminology, Minor in Women’s and Gender’s Studies) (2016)
  • Juris Doctor, University of North Dakota (2019)


  • Lillian Elsinga Outstanding Student Leader Award (2018)
  • Dean W. Jeremy Davis Scholarship for her dedication to leadership (2018)
  • Moot Court Board Scholarship (2018-2019)
  • Awarded to the Order of Barristers Honour Society (2019)


  • Internal Director of the Moot Court Board (2018-2019)
  • Vice-President of the Law Women’s Caucus (2018-2019)
Olivia A. Duncan - Deeley Fabbri Sellen LLP - Real Estate Lawyer Winnipeg, Manitoba

Olivia A. Duncan practices in areas of

  • Civil Litigation
  • Employment & Labour
  • Estate Litigation

Careers with DFS Law

DFS Kaneski UnRuh LLP is the result of two firms merging in January of 2023, namely Deeley Fabbri Sellen LLP (“DFS”) and BD Oakes Jardine Kaneski UnRuh LLP (“BD Oakes”). The founding partners of DFS created the firm in 1979, known for dedicated and flexible client service, legal excellence and effectiveness, and commitment to giving back to the community. BD Oakes traces its history to 1974, becoming Booth Dennehy Ernst & Kelsch, acquiring Tupper & Adams (Manitoba’s oldest firm), and evolving into BD Oakes in 2019, carrying on a history of providing a wide range of legal services in Manitoba and Northwest Ontario.

Join our Team