About Kiersten

Kiersten Amos is Counsel in McInnes Cooper’s Labour & Employment and Pension & Benefits groups. Kiersten represents clients before the Courts, Tribunals, Labour Boards, and at Arbitrations, as well as acting as the Chief Negotiator in Collective Bargaining. Kiersten provides strategic advice to clients on a wide range of issues including human resources matters, human rights, employment standards/labour standards, privacy, workers compensation, wrongful dismissal, mergers and acquisitions, workplace investigations, employment agreements, restrictive covenants and employment policies, labour relations, grievances, collective bargaining, pension and employee benefits. Kiersten also advises pension and benefit plans on such matters as governance, trustee obligations, regulatory requirements and obligations, and plan amendments.

Kiersten started her legal career with McInnes Cooper, and recently returned to McInnes Cooper from a role as General Counsel for a large healthcare employer with operations in Atlantic Canada and Ontario. In addition to practicing law, her inhouse role included business responsibility for the Human Resources, Labour Relations and Occupational Health and Safety teams. This experience gives Kiersten a deep appreciation and great insight into the practical needs of clients when providing strategic legal counsel and advice on managing legal risk.

Kiersten is currently a member of the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans and instructor for the Advanced Trust Management Systems (ATMS™) program. She is also a member of the Canadian Bar Association.

Before entering the legal world, Kiersten had a career as a Clinical Dietitian, working in healthcare in Canada and the United States. She is a proud Acadia Alumna, having served several terms on the Associated Alumni of Acadia University, Board of Directors, including chairing the Awards and Governance Committees.


  • LL.B., University of New Brunswick (2008)
  • BSN, Acadia University (1998)
  • B.Sc. (Psychology), Acadia University (1996)

Bar Admissions

  • Prince Edward Island (2015)
  • Nova Scotia (2009)


  • English