Jade A. Spalding

Jade A. Spalding

Legal Assistant

Jade is a partner in the Fredericton office of Cox & Palmer.  Jade was admitted to the New Brunswick Bar in 1994 after completing his education at the University of New Brunswick.

Jade’s legal career has been dedicated to representing the interests of insurers and institutional clients in New Brunswick. His practice includes defending claims under automobile, homeowner, disability, commercial general liability and professional liability policies. Jade also has extensive experience acting as coverage counsel for insurers, and he has handled cases for the insurance industry at all levels of courts in New Brunswick.

Jade’s work for insurers has been recognized in the Canadian Lexpert Legal Directory, where he has been designated as a leading practitioner in the fields of Commercial Insurance Litigation and Personal Injury. The Best Lawyers in Canada have also recognized him for his practice in the area of Insurance Law. He was the President of Canadian Defense Lawyers and is a member of the Defense Research Institute. He is also a former member of the National Board of Directors of the Canadian Bar Insurance Association.


Bar Admission

  • New Brunswick (1994)
  • Nova Scotia (1994)

Law School

  • University of New Brunswick


  • Dalhousie University (BA, 1990)
  • University of New Brunswick (LLB, 1993)

Professional Activities & Affiliations

  • Member – New Brunswick Law Society Discipline Committee
  • Member – Defense Research Institute
  • Past Member of the Board of Directors – Canadian Bar Insurance Association
  • Past Chair of Governance Committee
  • Past President – Canadian Defence Lawyers (2017 – 2018)
  • Past Board of Directors – Canadian Bar Association Wellness Forum
  • Past President – Canadian Bar Association, New Brunswick Branch
  • Past Council – Law Society of New Brunswick (two terms)
  • Past President – York-Sunbury Law Society

Activities Within Firm

  • Leader – Litigation Practice Group, New Brunswick
  • Managing Partner – Fredericton Office (2007 – 2010)

Lectures & Presentations

  • Regularly lectures at the bar course and in continuing legal education seminars in the areas of litigation, advocacy, and insurance law.

Law Society Memberships

  • York-Sunbury Law Society
  • Nova Scotia Barristers' Society
  • Law Society of New Brunswick
  • Canadian Bar Association


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