Kiersten is a lawyer in the Charlottetown office of McInnes Cooper. Her areas of legal practice include Pensions & Benefits, Insurance Defence, Education Law and Litigation. Prior to moving to our Charlottetown office Kiersten practiced in our Halifax office, she has appeared before and represented clients at all levels of Court in Nova Scotia and several administrative tribunals. Kiersten’s pension experience includes a range of activities such as: commenting on draft legislation and regulations, advising on pension plan interpretation and compliance issues, advising on employee benefit plans including in relation to both human rights and benefit entitlement issues, drafting pension plan trust documents, and representing clients in pension litigation and arbitration cases. Kiersten is an instructor for the International Foundation’s Advanced Trust Management Standards (ATMS™) program.
Kiersten is a graduate of the University of New Brunswick Law School. In addition to her law degree, she also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition, both from Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Prior to attending law school, she enjoyed a career as a Clinical Dietitian practicing in Nova Scotia, Ontario and Colorado. During her time in Colorado, Kiersten specialized in paediatrics and the nutrition treatment of inborn errors of metabolism and biochemical genetic disorders.
Kiersten is a member of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society and the Canadian Bar Association. She is also a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Associated Alumni of Acadia University, chairing the Board’s Governance and Awards Committees.
LL.B., University of New Brunswick (2008)
Post-graduate Dietetic Internship, QEII Health Sciences Center (1999)
B.S.N. (Nutrition), Acadia University (1998)
B.Sc. (Psychology), Acadia University (1996)
- Nova Scotia (2009)
- Prince Edward Island (2015)