Cox & Palmer Announces Four New Partners

January 11, 2017

It is with great pleasure that we announce four new partners in the Halifax office of Cox & Palmer:  Joseph Herschorn, Andrew Sowerby, Jillian Strugnell and Peter Zed.

“Joe, Andrew, Jillian and Pete are exceptional young professionals.  Each has distinguished his or herself in their chosen field and will contribute greatly to the growth and future success of our firm.” says Kevin Latimer, QC, Managing Partner, Halifax.

Joe maintains a broad litigation practice covering business disputes, medical defence, and construction disputes. He has successfully advocated for clients at all levels of court in Nova Scotia, in the Supreme Court of PEI, and in commercial arbitrations. 

Jillian began her litigation law career with a Calgary firm.  She then moved back to Halifax to serve as legal counsel to a large telecommunication company before joining Cox & Palmer in 2013.  Jillian now practises primarily in the areas of medical defence, insurance defence and employment law.

Andrew has a diverse litigation practice including insurance defence and coverage disputes, medical defence and commercial litigation. Andrew has appeared before all levels of court in Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board. He has also appeared before the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada, successfully appealing Transport Canada’s refusal to issue a seafarer’s marine medical certificate.

Peter's practice is focused on helping corporate clients, institutions and entrepreneurs with start-up considerations, acquisitions and divestitures, debt and equity financing transactions and other commercial matters.

Named in honour of the late Frank Leger, counsel in the Saint John office of Cox & Palmer, this award is the highest honour granted by the New Brunswick Law Society.  The award recognizes outstanding service and dedication to the law society, contributions to the governance of the legal profession, and excellence in the practice of law.  


Deirdre’s career is highlighted by several accolades including the Distinguished Service Award from the Canadian Bar Association, New Brunswick Branch.  Recognized as a leading practitioner in the areas of insurance litigation, administrative and privacy law, this award further demonstrates Deirdre’s dedication and commitment to the legal profession.


Deirdre’s career has been characterized by integrity and adherence to the highest standards of our profession and we are very proud of her contributions and this accomplishment.


Well-deserved Deirdre, and continued success.