- President of the Fredericton South Liberal Association
- Board member of the New Brunswick SPCA
- Director of the New Brunswick Liberal Association
- Former President and Treasurer of the New Maryland Sunbury Liberal Association 2018-2022
Chris is a lawyer in our Fredericton office, practicing in the areas of labour and employment, human rights and administrative/regulatory law. With a background working internationally as an electrical and computer engineer on cutting edge projects, Chris is a skilled innovator and focusses on finding creative solutions for his clients. He represents private and public, union and non-union and federally and provincially regulated employers on labour and employment matters.
His work includes representing unionized employers across a range of sectors on matters related to certification and decertification, collective bargaining, grievances and labour and employment board arbitrations.
Chris also represents employers with respect to general employment matters, workplace safety, best practices, policy development, employment contracts, discipline and terminations, workplace investigations and human rights complaints.
Chris makes a point to get to know each of his clients and develop a deep understanding of their unique business and operational needs. Applying this understanding, Chris works collaboratively to provide strategic advice on day-to-day employment issues, as well as complex litigation that not only addresses his clients’ immediate needs, but also dovetails with his clients’ broader goals, mitigates future risks and sets his clients up for long-term workplace success.
Before pursuing a career in law, Chris worked as an electrical and computer engineer in New Zealand, Zambia and Canada. While attending law school at UNB, Chris was a Beaverbrook Scholar and received the Barry Morrison prize for legal writing for his essay analyzing the status of cryptocurrencies under Canadian and other international securities legislation.
Chris is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the New Brunswick Law Society. He is the President of the Fredericton South Liberal Association and the past President/Treasurer of the New Maryland Sunbury Liberal Association. Chris ran as the Liberal candidate for New Maryland Sunbury in the 2020 Provincial election. Chris is a board member with the NBSPCA and the New Brunswick Liberal Association.
When not in the office, Chris enjoys playing the guitar, playing hockey and spending quality time with his wife, Jill and dog, Walker. Chris is a major fan of Seinfeld.
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