Cox & Palmer Welcomes Counsel

September 14, 2017

Cox & Palmer today announced that the Honourable Michel P. Samson, former member of the Legislative Assembly in the Province of Nova Scotia, has joined the firm’s Halifax office as counsel.

“We are delighted to welcome Michel to our firm.” says Kevin Latimer, QC, managing partner of Cox & Palmer’s Halifax office. “Michel’s national and international experience in energy, fishery, aboriginal affairs and trade matters will be a tremendous asset, further enhancing our ability to serve our clients.”

A bilingual graduate of Dalhousie Law School, Michel began his law practice in Port Hawkesbury before spending 19 years as a Member of the Nova Scotia Legislature. Michel’s cabinet assignments included acting Minister of Justice and Attorney General (2016- 2017), Minister of Energy, Trade and Acadian Affairs (2015 – 2017) Minister of Economic and Rural Development and Tourism (2013 – 2015), and Government House Leader (2013-2017).

“Joining Cox & Palmer is a logical step for me,” says Samson. “It is a top-tier firm with a reputation for providing outstanding legal service. I am looking forward to sharing my experience with clients and delivering results.”

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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.