Doug is a partner in our St. John’s office. Doug’s practice is focused on the energy sector – in particular offshore oil and gas dispute resolution and all aspects of maritime law. He has a wide range of experience including royalty arbitrations for the energy industry, contract review and compliance, insurance claims, investor-state disputes, ship arrests, and offshore emergency response. Doug’s experience also reaches out to include: arbitration, litigation and mediation of disputes on behalf of property and casualty, commercial liability and marine insurers.
Doug is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Canadian Defence Lawyers, Canadian Maritime Law Association, and Chair of the Maritime Law Newfoundland and Labrador subsection of the CBA. He currently serves as the national admiralty bar representative on the Federal Court Rules Committee. Doug was selected as one of Lexpert Rising Stars for Lawyers under 40 for 2013. He also features in the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory. Doug is listed as Provincial Litigation Star under Commercial, Insolvency, Insurance, and Maritime Law in Benchmark Canada.
LL.B., Dalhousie University (1999)
Cert. Marine Law, Dalhousie University (1999)
B.Ed., Memorial University of Newfoundland (1996)
B.A., Memorial University of Newfoundland (1995)
- Nova Scotia (2000)
- Newfoundland & Labrador (2007)