Cox & Palmer’s List of the Best

August 25, 2017

Cox & Palmer is pleased to announce that 75 of their lawyers have been listed in The Best LawyersTM in Canada 2018.

Initially published in 1983, Best Lawyers® is a guide to legal excellence, recognizing leading lawyers who have been selected through a peer-review process.

“It is a great honour to see 75 of our lawyers named to the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada,” says Danny Gallivan, CEO. “We pride ourselves on our commitment to strong client relationships and are pleased to see that our lawyers are receiving recognition for their quality legal work and talent.”

In addition, 11 Cox & Palmer lawyers have been named “Lawyer of the Year” for 2018. This recognition, given to those who received the highest overall peer-feedback, is bestowed upon one lawyer from each practice area and in each geographic region.

Gregory M. Anthony - Labour and Employment Law (St. John's)
Colin J. Clarke QC - Health Care Law (Halifax)
Brian W. Downie QC - Medical Negligence (Halifax)
Stephanie Hickman - Construction Law (St. John's)
Shawn M. Kavanagh - Banking and Finance Law (St. John's)
John A. Keith QC - Corporate and Commercial Litigation (Halifax)
Kevin Latimer QC - Administrative and Public Law (Halifax)
Stephen J. May QC - Insurance Law (St. John's)
Jim Musgrave QC - Alternative Dispute Resolution (Halifax)
Wayne Myles QC - Mergers & Acquisitions Law (St. John's)
Jade A. Spalding - Insurance Law (Fredericton)

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.