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BIO

Ron has been practicing in Prince Edward Island since 1983.  His main areas of practice are Family law and Collaborative Practice.  Ron also practises Real Estate, Wills and Estates, and Administrative Law.

Ron is married to Donna, and they have 7 children.

BACKGROUND

Queen's Counsel

  • 2004

Bar Admission

  • Prince Edward Island (1984)

Law School

  • Queen's University

Education

  • Queens University (Law, 1983)
  • University of Waterloo (Masters, 1978), including a term in European countries
  • St. Francis Xavier University (Bachelor of Arts, 1975)

Professional Activities & Affiliations

  • Chair – Review Tribunal for Canada Pension Plan Appeals, 2008-2011
  • President – Canadian Bar Association (CBA), PEI Branch, 2003-2004
  • National Chair and P.E.I. Rep. – National Family Law Section (CBA), 1992-2004
  • President – Mediation PEI, 1991-1993
  • President, District Governor and Member – Charlottetown Y’s Men’s, 1996 to present
  • President and Member – Charlottetown Rotary, 1991 to present
  • National Director – Canadian Easter Seals/March of Dimes (1995-1997) and Canadian Rehabilitation Council (1992-1995)
  • Chair – PEI Prostate Cancer Support Group, 2012 to present
  • Director – PEI Alzheimers Association, 2015 to present
  • Director of congregational singing, 1996 to present

Activities Within Firm

  • Firm’s Regional (Atlantic Provinces) Management Board, 2003-2004 and 2009-2014

Lectures & Presentations

  • Presentations and papers on legal issues (family law, wills, property) to public, to CBA and Law Societies in various provinces, and to the American Bar Association.

Law Society Memberships

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Prince Edward Island