David S.R. Parker

(902) 460-3447(902) 463-7500dparker@boyneclarke.ca
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Nicole Murphy
nmurphy@boyneclarke.ca
Paralegal
Erin Carter
ecarter@boyneclarke.ca

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"Being injured in a car accident is a stressful experience," says David. "Not only are my clients in pain and worried about their future, but they don't know where to begin. They are overwhelmed at the thought of dealing with an insurance company and what amount of compensation they are entitled to. I am able to take on the insurance company for them and maximize their compensation so that they can focus on getting better."

About David

David is a Partner on the Accident and Personal Injury team who helps injured victims of car accidents, slip and falls and disability claims. He understands the unwanted stress and difficulties that come with injury claims and makes it a priority to listen to his clients’ concerns.

Raised in Truro, Nova Scotia, David grew up watching his father practice law and welcome clients into their family home. It was at this early age that he learned the dedication it takes to being a great lawyer -- a mix of hard work, unwavering integrity and sincere client relationships.

David has proven experience in obtaining settlements without going to court but has also represented and argued for compensation in court when necessary, having appeared before the Small Claims Court, Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and various tribunals and boards. He is determined to understand each client's unique situation and works to achieve the best results for each of them.

David offers free consultations to his clients so that he can explain to them whether they have a claim, and if so, whether it makes sense to hire a lawyer. David does his work on a contingency fee rate so that his clients only pay fees if he is successful in obtaining a settlement or reward.

David was included in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2020 for Personal Injury Litigation, published by Best Lawyers®. He formerly sat as the Chair of BOYNECLARKE LLP’s Articling Committee, where he lead the firm through the hiring process. He is also an active member of the Atlantic Provinces Trial Lawyers Association, the Canadian Bar Association and the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society. In 2013, he completed the Intensive Trial Advocacy course at York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School.

Areas of Practice

David's Background

Education
  • 2015: Osgoode Trial Advocacy
  • 2007: LL.B., Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 2003: Spanish Language Certificate Universidad de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain
  • 2001: Bachelor of Science, Acadia University, Wolfviille, Nova Scotia
Employment
  • 2016 - Present: Partner, BOYNECLARKE LLP, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  • 2008 - 2015: Associate, BOYNECLARKE LLP, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  • 2007 - 2008: Articled Clerk, BOYNECLAKRE LLP, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  • 2006: Summer Student, Brain Injury Association of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Professional Memberships
  • Member - Nova Scotia Barristers' Society
  • Member - Canadian Bar Association
  • Member - Atlantic Provincial Trial Lawyers Association (APTLA)
  • Member - American Association of Justice
Community Activities
  • Brain Injury Association of Nova Scotia - Committee Member for Annual BIANS Golf Tournament
  • Brain Injury Association of Nova Scotia - Past Treasurer Halifax Chapter
  • Past Secretary South End Tennis Club (SETC)
  • Brain Injury Association of Nova Scotia AGM - Speaker
  • Dalhousie University School of Physiotherapy - Speaker
  • Nova Scotia Community College Paralegal Program - Speaker
  • Former Chair - BOYNECLARKE LLP Articling Committee
Languages
  • Conversant in Spanish
  • English
Awards & Honours
  • Included in The Best Lawyers in Canada published by Best Lawyers® (2020) for Personal Injury Litigation

Recent Blog Posts by David

Blog Post | Wednesday April 17, 2019

Section D Limitation Period Issues

Authored by: David S.R. Parker Posted in: Personal Injury

The decision in Barry v. Halifax (Regional Municipality), 2017 NSSC 180 (NSSC) demonstrates the pitfalls that can be faced by a claimant injured in a motor vehicle collision who fails to commence an unidentified or uninsured motorist claim against an insurer as soon as possible.

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Blog Post | Thursday March 28, 2019

Limitation Periods & LTD Claims

Authored by: David S.R. Parker Posted in: Personal Injury

A common question clients often have is in respect to their rights when denied a long term disability (LTD) claim (under private or employment-related insurance policies) is when must an action be commenced.

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Blog Post | Monday January 21, 2019

Invisible Injuries - Chronic Pain and Depression

Authored by: David S.R. Parker Posted in: Personal Injury

We often see clients who suffer from severe chronic pain, depression and anxiety conditions.

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Blog Post | Friday May 25, 2018

Cannabis Legalization in Canada and Drug-Impaired Motor Vehicle Operation

Authored by: David S.R. Parker Posted in: Criminal Law Personal Injury

Proposed legislation to legalize (and regulate) marijuana use and sale (Cannabis Act) is currently before the Federal Parliament.

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Blog Post | Wednesday November 29, 2017

Don't Forget to Look Both Ways - Crosswalk Safety

Authored by: David S.R. Parker Posted in: Personal Injury

Ensuring pedestrians are safe is the duty of both the driver and the pedestrian.

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Blog Post | Friday September 1, 2017

Medicinal Marijuana Expense Health Insurance Coverage and Personal Injury Claims

Authored by: David S.R. Parker Posted in: Personal Injury

Prescriptions for medicinal marijuana are becoming more common, particularly for chronic pain patients. There is rising concern among physicians regarding opioid addiction, and some are now prescribing medicinal marijuana as an alternative pain treatment.

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Blog Post | Thursday June 1, 2017

Top 10 Bicycle Safety Tips

Authored by: David S.R. Parker Posted in: Personal Injury

Riding a bicycle is a healthy, fun, and efficient way to get around and enjoy the outdoors. More and more people are choosing to cycle. If you find yourself on a bicycle, the following tips will improve your bicycle safety and reduce the chances of being involved in a collision.

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Blog Post | Monday June 27, 2016

Water Safety & Parental Supervision - Lessons in Law

Authored by: David S.R. Parker Posted in: Personal Injury

The issue of parental supervision that surfaces is something that does comes up in the area of personal injury law. While summer may be a great opportunity to get outside, water safety, particularly for young children, becomes an area of concern.

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Blog Post | Wednesday May 18, 2016

Avoiding Accidents and Injuries While Cycling at Night

Authored by: David S.R. Parker Posted in: Personal Injury

Both cyclists and drivers have certain duties that are imposed upon them by law which dictate how they are expected to behave on the road. In Nova Scotia, the law requires that when riding at night on a bicycle, at minimum you must use a white front light and red rear reflector or light.

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