About Phil

Phil has over 40 years’ experience in civil litigation, most of which has been in the area of insurance. He is a member of our Litigation services group and works extensively in the insurance areas of property, environmental, construction, motor vehicle and policy coverage. Phil has a talent to negotiate, whether it be in the litigation context, or otherwise.

Phil is well known in the insurance industry and acts for a number of national and international insurers. He deals with coverage disputes, litigation defence, and subrogation.  He also holds an LLM. from Dalhousie University.

Phil likes his work and enjoys boating on Mahone Bay.

Professional Associations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society
  • Canadian Defence Lawyers
  • Defence Research Institute
  • Chartered Insurance Professionals Society
  • National Association of Subrogation Professionals
  • The Advocates’ Society


  • LL.B. Dalhousie University, 1982
  • LL.M Dalhousie University, 1988