Jillian B. Strugnell

Jillian B. Strugnell
Legal Assistant

Currently a partner in the Halifax office, Jillian graduated from Dalhousie Law School in 2007 and began her legal practice with a Calgary firm, where she remained for four years. Jillian moved home to Halifax in 2011 to serve as legal counsel to a large telecommunication company before joining Cox & Palmer in 2013.

Jillian provides advice on a variety of matters involving regulated professions, including discipline and governance issues. She works closely with her clients to provide advice tailored to their needs with a goal of achieving timely, effective resolutions to the challenges they face. She has appeared before the Nova Scotia Supreme Court and various arbitral tribunals on regulatory and civil litigation matters.

Jillian also works in the area of health law and medical defence, including acting as counsel to the Canadian Medical Protective Association and its member physicians.


Bar Admission

  • Nova Scotia (2011)
  • Alberta (2008)

Law School

  • Dalhousie University


  • Dalhousie University (LLB, 2007)
  • Mount Saint Vincent University (BPR, 2004)

Community & Volunteer Activities

  • Board member, YWCA (2013-)
  • Volunteer, Mentorship Program, Canadian Bar Association (2009 – 2010)
  • Volunteer, Student Legal Assistance, University of Calgary (2009 – 2010)
  • Volunteer, Mentorship Program, Dalhousie Law School (2005 – 2007)
  • Volunteer, Pro Bono Students Canada, Dalhousie Law School (2004 – 2005)


  • English