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About Michael

Michael is a litigation lawyer at McInnes Cooper. He has a general practice focusing on commercial litigation, bankruptcy, and insurance defence. Michael has experience in all stages of litigation, having represented both private and public sector clients in resolving business disputes, enforcing commercial claims, and the defence of professional liability matters. He has appeared 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.


  • J.D., University of Ottawa (2018)
  • B.A. (Hons. Economics & Political Science), McGill University (2015)

Bar Admissions

  • Nova Scotia (2019)


  • Cantonese
  • English