Joe is a partner practising civil litigation in the firm’s Halifax office. He received his law degree from Dalhousie Law School and was called to the Nova Scotia Bar in 2009.


Joe has a broad litigation practice covering business disputes, medical defence, and construction disputes. He has successfully advocated for clients at all levels of court in Nova Scotia (including in civil jury trials), in the Supreme Court of PEI, and in commercial arbitrations.

His commercial-litigation experience includes acting for shareholders in oppression claims, landlords and tenants in commercial-lease disputes, developers in land disputes, and companies in restraint-of-trade claims, as well as banking disputes and various contract and tort matters. In the medical-defence area, Joe acts as counsel to the Canadian Medical Protective Association and its members.

In the construction field, among other engagements, he has assisted contractors and owners in lien disputes, acted for owners and contractors in construction- and engineering-deficiency claims, acted for contractors in payment disputes, and handled bonding and insurance matters. As well, Joe advises clients negotiating construction contracts.


Bar Admission

  • Nova Scotia (2009)

Law School

  • Dalhousie University


  • University of King’s College (BA, First Class Honours 2005)
  • Dalhousie Law School (LLB, 2008)

Professional Activities & Affiliations

  • Nova Scotia Medical Legal Society
  • Canadian Bar Association

Community & Volunteer Activities

  • volunteer, reachability (2011 -)

Law Society Memberships

  • Nova Scotia Barristers' Society
  • Canadian Bar Association


  • English