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About Robert

Rob is a litigation and insurance defence lawyer practicing in English and French.

Rob maintains a varied practice and has represented clients at all levels of court in Nova Scotia. In addition to advising clients in business and real estate disputes, Rob regularly defends professional negligence, property damage, and personal injury actions, including motor vehicle tort and accident benefit claims. Rob has defended municipalities and quasi-government entities against claims based on alleged nuisance caused by public works and deficient building inspections. Rob has served as coverage counsel to insurers and has experience advancing and defending a variety of subrogated matters, including claims arising out of fire loss, water damage, and environmental contamination.

Rob co-teaches Civil Trial Practice at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University. He is member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Advocates’ Society, and the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society. He sits on the Board of the Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia (LISNS) and serves as a member of the Nova Scotia Health Authority Research Ethics Board.

Born and raised in Montreal – and now happily resident in Dartmouth – Rob earned a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University before attending law school at the University of New Brunswick. At UNB, Rob placed on the Dean’s List and argued in French at the 2015 national Laskin moot court competition in appellate advocacy.

Education

  • J.D., University of New Brunswick (2015)
  • B.A., McGill University (2012)

Bar Admissions

  • Nova Scotia (2016)

Languages

  • English
  • French