John is an associate with the litigation group and labour and employment group at Cox & Palmer’s Halifax Office. John joined Cox & Palmer in 2013 as a summer student and was called to the Nova Scotia Bar in 2016. He practices all areas of employment and labour law, as well as civil litigation in the areas of business disputes, medical defence, estate matters, and insurance defence.

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 has hands on experience with the following work:

  • Commercial contract disputes
  • Shareholder lawsuits
  • Residential tenancies hearings
  • Small Claims court hearings
  • Expropriation arbitrations
  • Wrongful dismissal complaints
  • Labour arbitrations
  • Challenging a will
  • Insurance defence

Bar Admission

  • Nova Scotia (2016)

Law School

  • Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law


  • St. Francis Xavier University (Bachelor of Arts with Distinctions, 2012)
  • Dalhousie University (J.D., 2015)

Community & Volunteer Activities

  • President of Law Game Canada (2015)
  • Dalhousie Law Dean Search Committee (2015)

Law Society Memberships

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Nova Scotia Barristers' Society