John is a partner with Cox & Palmer’s litigation group in Halifax. He represents clients in the areas of commercial litigation, securities law, construction law, and insurance defence. John has appeared at all levels of court in Nova Scotia, and has been involved in domestic and international mediations and commercial arbitrations.
John joined Cox & Palmer in 2013 as a summer student and was called to the Nova Scotia Bar in 2016. John graduated from Dalhousie University’s Schulich School of Law in 2015. While at Dalhousie, John received a Schulich Scholarship for academic excellence and community involvement and won the Clinton Havey Award and the Step Canada award for his work in Law of Succession. Prior to law school, John obtained his Bachelor of Arts at St. Francis Xavier University.
John understands that his clients need efficient and effective representation. That is why John focuses on providing timely, strategic advice, as well as zealous advocacy. John’s clients also benefit from his past legal experience, which includes working with our complex commercial litigation practitioners and managing legal cases concerning:
- Contractual disputes
- Property claims
- Shareholder disputes
- Class actions
- Construction disputes
- Debt recovery
- Builders’ liens, and
- Defending claims of personal injury and property damage.
In addition to practicing at Cox and Palmer, John is a part-time faculty member at Dalhousie’s Schulich School of Law where he teaches the Corporate Securities Moot Team. John is also a member of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, the Advocates Society, and the Canadian Bar Association.
- Nova Scotia (2016)
- Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law
- St. Francis Xavier University (BA Distinctions, 2012)
- Dalhousie University (JD, 2015)
Community & Volunteer Activities
- President of Law Game Canada (2015)
- Dalhousie Law Dean Search Committee (2015)
Law Society Memberships
- Nova Scotia Barristers' Society
- Canadian Bar Association
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