About Ian

Ian is a Partner in our Halifax office. He has a specialized practice in dispute resolution with a significant background in commercial, construction and business litigation. He also has extensive experience in life/health, professional liability, property and specialty lines insurance claims. He also maintains a robust practice dealing with technology and shareholders disputes.

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 ranked a Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation Canada 2022.

Awards & Recognitions

  • Repeatedly Recommended by The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory for Construction Law, Litigation - Corporate Commercial and Litigation - Commercial Insurance (most recently in 2024)
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers® Canada for his practice in Corporate and Commercial Litigation (since 2022), in Insurance Law (since 2022), in Alternative Dispute Resolution (since 2024), and in Personal Injury Litigation (since 2024)


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

Bar Admissions

  • Nova Scotia (2007)


  • English