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