John Keith, QC, Named Fellow of Litigation Counsel of America
Born in Montreal, Quebec and raised in Berwick, Nova Scotia, John was called to the Ontario Bar in 1993 and the Nova Scotia Bar in 1999. During his illustrious litigation career, he has represented a wide variety of clients including large Canadian and international financial institutions, shareholders, and the provincial Crown. His practice covers administrative law, construction law, alternative dispute resolution, commercial litigation, securities litigation, and financial services, banking & insolvency. John has achieved the highest “AV” rating from Martindale Hubbell, was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2014, and has been recognized consistently as a leading practitioner by both the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory and The Best Lawyers™ in Canada.
The LCA is a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Fellowship in the LCA is highly selective and by invitation only. Fellows are selected based upon excellence and accomplishment in litigation, both at the trial and appellate levels, and superior ethical reputation. The LCA is aggressively diverse in its composition. Established as a trial and appellate lawyer honorary society reflecting the American bar in the twenty-first century, the LCA represents the best in law among its membership. The number of Fellowships has been kept at an exclusive limit by design, allowing qualifications, diversity and inclusion to align effectively, with recognition of excellence in litigation across all segments of the bar. Fellows are generally at the partner or shareholder level, or are independent practitioners with recognized experience and accomplishment. In addition, the LCA is dedicated to promoting superior advocacy, professionalism and ethical standards among its Fellows.
John is also the Chair of Cox & Palmer’s Halifax Litigation Practice Group, is on the National Board of Directors of the Advocates’ Society, and is a Member of the Supreme Court Liaison Committee.