Gordon F. Proudfoot, Q.C.

(902) 460-3418(902) 463-7500gproudfoot@boyneclarke.ca
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Lucinda MacKenzie
"I enjoy helping people resolve their legal problems. After more than 35 years at it, I still love what I do."

About Gordon

Gordon Proudfoot, Q.C. is Counsel and one of our senior litigators on both the Personal Injury and Business Litigation Teams. He has over three decades of experience in all levels of Court including the Supreme Court of Canada. He has a national reputation, having held Provincial & National leadership positions within the Canadian Bar Association.

Mr. Proudfoot has extensive Plaintiff and Defence Counsel experience on insurance, construction, media, personal injury, professional negligence, property and business litigation matters with more than 130 reported cases. Gordon is listed in Best Lawyers in Canada.

In the summer, Gordon spends a lot of time with his family on the South Shore of Nova Scotia and in the winter months his interest is piqued by the history of hockey. He has done extensive historical research on hockey’s origins.

Areas of Practice

Gordon's Background

  • 2003: Mediation Workshop, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
  • 1978: LL.B., Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 1974: Bachelor of Business Administration, Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia
  • 2018 - Present : Counsel, BOYNECLARKE LLP, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  • 1982 - 2017: Partner, BOYNECLARKE LLP, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  • 1979 - 1982: Associate, BOYNECLARKE LLP, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  • 1978 - 1979: Read law with BOYNECLARKE LLP, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  • 1975 - 1978: Broadcaster, CHNS, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 1972 - 1975: Broadcaster, Annapolis Valley Radio, Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia
Professional Memberships
  • Member - Nova Scotia Barristers' Society
  • Member - Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member - Atlantic Provinces Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member - Association of Arson Investigators
  • Member - Defence Research Institute
  • Member - Canadian Defence Lawyers Association
  • Former National Vice Chair - Canadian Bar Association Legislation & Law Reform Committee
  • Former National Chair - Canadian Bar National Resolutions Committee
  • Past President - Canadian Bar Association
Community Activities
  • Founder and Former Chair - Ton of Tin Program - Nova Scotia law firms collected over 16 tons of tinned goods for Feed Nova Scotia (2003 - 2007)
  • Former Chair, BOYNECLARKE LLP Pro Bono Law Day Project - the firm opens it's doors for three days to provide free legal advice
Awards & Honours
  • 2014 - 2017: Included in The Best Lawyers in Canada published by Best Lawyers®
  • 2014: Honoured as one of Acadia University's "175 Distinguished Graduates"
  • 2011: Honourary Life Member of the Canadian Bar Association
  • 2010: Creator and Founder of the BOYNECLARKE Summer Student Program - Canada Wide Recipient of the Lexpert Gold Zenith Award for Pro Bono Projects in 2010
  • 2004: Exceptional Alumni Volunteer Award, Acadia University
  • 2000: Canadian Bar Nova Scotia Distinguished Service Award
  • Queen's Counsel, June 1996
  • Author of "Dangers of Hockey Rinks", article in the Halifax Chronicle Herald, January 2011
  • Author of "Nova Scotia - Home of Hockey", article in the Halifax Chronicle Herald, January 5, 2003
  • Author of 100 Years of Public Service - A History of The Canadian Bar Association, Canadian Bar Association, Ottawa, 1997
  • Editor of Nova Scotia Annotated Limitation Periods, Craigieburn, Halifax, 1987 – 1996
  • Editor of Nova Scotia Young Lawyers Deskbook (Annual), Craigieburn, Halifax, 1987 - 1995
  • Author of Privacy Law and the Media in Canada, Canadian Bar Association, Donner Foundation, Toronto, 1984
Presentations & Academic Papers
  • "Rambo Discovery Tactics and How to Handle Them" - Atlantic Trial Lawyers Annual Conference, Baddeck, NS, May 30, 2015
  • "Pro Bono in Nova Scotia Law Firms" - Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS, March 27, 2015
  • "Rule 55 - Experts" - Presentation to CBA Nova Scotia Annual Mid-Winter meeting, January 31, 2013
  • "Insurance Adjusters and The Obligation to Disclose" - Atlantic Provinces Trial Lawyers' Association, Halifax, NS, November 2, 2012
  • Close But No Cap – Local Lessons and Experiences from Nova Scotia” Atlantic Provinces Trial Lawyers Association, 2009