About Jane

Jane O’Neill has a reputation as one of the leading commercial litigators in Nova Scotia. With a practice focused on dispute resolution, Jane is committed to finding solutions that make sense for her clients and their businesses.

Highly regarded for her practice, Jane advises clients on all areas of dispute resolution, including commercial litigation, contract disputes, shareholder disputes, securities litigation, class actions, appeals, judicial review and alternative dispute resolution.

Jane is a past member of the firm’s Board of Directors. She is a former law clerk to the Honourable Justice Bastarache at the Supreme Court of Canada and the Honourable Justice McKeown at the Federal Court. She has appeared in all courts and has extensive knowledge of Nova Scotia Supreme Court, Federal Court and Supreme Court of Canada practice. Jane is a member of the Barristers Society of Nova Scotia, the Law Society of Ontario and the Law Society of Nunavut. Jane received her Queen’s Counsel Designation in 2017. She is also an active supporter of children’s groups and mental health organizations.

Awards & Recognitions

  • Ranked by Chambers Canada 2024 for Litigation: General Commercial [Atlantic Canada – Band 3]
  • Repeatedly Recommended by The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory for Class Actions, Litigation - Directors' & Officers Liability and Litigation – Corporate Commercial (most recently in 2024)
  • Provincial Litigation Star under Commercial and Securities Law in Benchmark Litigation Canada
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in Canada for Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • Named as one of Lexpert’s Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers® Canada for her practice in Corporate and Commercial Litigation (since 2014)

Appointments & Community Involvement

  • Member, Executive Council of the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society


  • LL.B., University of New Brunswick (1996)
  • B.A., Saint Mary's University (1993)

Bar Admissions

  • Ontario (1998)
  • Nova Scotia (1999)
  • Nunavut (2018)


  • English