About Ian

Ian is a Partner in our Halifax office. He has a specialized practice in dispute resolution with a significant background in life/health, disability and professional liability insurance. He has also represented insurers in relation to property, fire loss, and specialty lines insurance claims. He also maintains a practice dealing with technology, commercial and shareholders disputes outside the insurance industry.

Ian has frequently appeared as lead counsel before the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal. He regularly lectures and writes on issues relating to dispute resolution, insurance law, and trial advocacy. He has lectured on Civil Trial Practice at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University since 2012. Ian was recently listed on Benchmark Canada’s 2017, 2018, and 2019 “40 & Under Hotlist,” which recognizes the most promising emerging talent in the litigation community. He was also named a Lexpert Rising Star (2017) celebrating Canada’s leading lawyers under 40. Ian has been ranked by the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory in the area of Litigation – Commercial Insurance and Construction Law and listed in Best Lawyers® 2022.


  • LL.B., University of New Brunswick (2006)
  • B.Sc. (Hons.), Acadia University (2003)

Bar Admissions

  • Nova Scotia (2007)


  • English