Michael’s general litigation practice focuses on insurance defence, construction, and corporate-commercial disputes. During his articles with the firm, he gained experience with a variety of matters including motions, injunctions, trials, and appeals, drafting various written submissions, assisting with and attendance at discovery, and participating in judicial settlement conferences. Michael has assisted in the preparation of matters before all levels of Court in Nova Scotia.
Complimenting his litigation practice, Michael has an active interest in pursuing alternative dispute resolution strategies wherever possible. While in law school, Michael participated in various mooting competitions, including the 13th Annual Negotiation Competition at the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris, France, and the Dentons Negotiation Competition in Ottawa.
Prior to law school, Michael worked in the legal and business development department for a leading American-based company in Toronto. Applying his past business experience and his mooting work, Michael communicates clearly with clients, gaining a full understanding of the issue at hand. He considers the full picture, distilling complex issues into practical outcomes and solutions.
Michael is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society. In his personal time, he enjoys cooking, traveling, and brewing a cup of coffee to scientific precision.
J.D., University of Ottawa (2018)
B.A. (Hons. Economics & Political Science), McGill University (2015)