About David

David’s civil litigation practice principally includes defence of municipal liability claims. His experience in that area includes occupational liability, personal injury, and defamation claims; claims against police officers for malicious prosecution, use of excessive force, and alleged negligence in acting as jailer; large commercial claims involving tender and RFP; and sewage and flood claims. He also defends disability claims, professional liability claims against architects, surveyors and engineers, and is involved in complex construction litigation and personal injury litigation. David is ranked in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory and is named in Lexpert and Best Lawyers in Canada as an expert in the field of personal injury litigation. He has also been listed as Provincial Litigation Star under Insurance Law in Benchmark Canada.

David is a past part-time member of the Faculty of Law of Dalhousie University. He has been a speaker for various groups, including the Association of Building Officials of Nova Scotia, the Association of Municipal Administrators and the Canada Bar Association–Nova Scotia Municipal Law and Construction Subsections and the Municipal Law Symposium of Dalhousie University, College of Continuing Education. David is Past Chair of NS Municipal Law Subsection and a member of the Insurance and Construction Law Subsections of the Canadian Bar Association. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Defence Lawyers, and belongs to the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society and DRI.


  • LL.B., Dalhousie University (1980)
  • B.A., Trent University (1977)

Bar Admissions

  • Nova Scotia (1981)

Appointments & Community Involvement

  • Former Board Member of the March of Dimes Canada, 2016-2017
  • Former Board Member of Nova Scotia Snowboard, 2016-2017