Arthur T. Doyle, recently appointed to the New Brunswick Court of Queen’s Bench

July 12, 2019

Cox & Palmer is proud to announce that Arthur T. Doyle, a partner in our Saint John office, has been appointed to the New Brunswick Court of Queen’s Bench, Trial Division. His excellent legal skills combined with his exceptional client service have made him a model for many young lawyers to aspire to over the years. While we will miss him across our Atlantic Offices and particularly here in Saint John we know that his exceptional legal abilities will be a great asset to the Court of Queen’s Bench. Sincere congratulations are extended to Justice Doyle and his family on this well-deserved achievement.

The Government of Canada announced the judicial appointment in the following press release:

June 4, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Justice Canada

The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointments under the new judicial application process introduced on October 20, 2016. The new process emphasizes transparency, merit, and diversity, and will continue to ensure the appointment of jurists who meet the highest standards of excellence and integrity.

Arthur T. Doyle, a partner at Cox & Palmer in Saint John, is appointed a Judge of the Court of Queen’s Bench of New Brunswick, Trial Division. Mr. Justice Doyle replaces Mr. Justice W.T. Grant, who elected to become a supernumerary judge effective October 28, 2018.


Justice Doyle received his B.Sc. from the University of New Brunswick and his LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School. He began his legal career with Patterson Palmer Hunt Murphy (a predecessor firm of Cox & Palmer) in 1995, where he completed his articles of clerkship.

From 1998 until rejoining Cox & Palmer as a partner in 2004, Justice Doyle was associated with Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, a New York–based international law firm. He represented companies throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe on transactions including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity investments, financing transactions, and reorganizations.

Since rejoining Cox & Palmer, Justice Doyle continued to represent companies in similar transactions. He also had a corporate finance/securities law practice and was involved in many of Canada’s national securities offerings and other corporate finance/securities law-related transactions originating in the United States and abroad.

He was recognized twice as a “Lexpert Rising Star: Leading Lawyer Under 40” and twice as among the “Canadian Corporate Lawyers to Watch” in Lexpert’s Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada. Lexpert has consistently recognized him as a leading practitioner in the area of corporate finance and securities and corporate commercial law. The Best Lawyers in Canada publication has consistently recognized him as a leading practitioner in securities law and mergers and acquisitions law.

Justice Doyle has served as a volunteer and director on a number of Canadian organizations.