Jamie excels at understanding his clients’ interests and providing clear information and advice. Above all, he knows the value of listening.
Jamie is an accomplished researcher and analyst and enjoys digging into thorny legal questions. His areas of interest include judicial review, administrative and regulatory law, human rights, aboriginal law, government liability, and environmental law.
See Jamie’s TEDx talk on environmental rights here.
Jamie has appeared before the provincial courts of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador, the Nova Scotia Supreme Court, and the NS Utility and Review Board. He is a past executive director of the East Coast Environmental Law Association, and completed the criminal law clinic with the Crown Attorneys’ office in Dartmouth, NS.
Jamie was honoured to successfully represent Harrietsfield resident Marlene Brown in bringing forward the first private prosecution of an Environment Act offence in Nova Scotia, resulting in the province taking over the prosecution.
In addition to his legal practice, Jamie teaches Environmental Law for Dalhousie University's Environmental Science Program.
Jamie received his law degree and environmental law certificate from Dalhousie University, and completed his articles with Newfoundland and Labrador’s Department of Justice. He also holds an undergraduate degree in biology from Acadia University and a Master of Science in Forestry degree from the University of New Brunswick.
He has been called to the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society and to the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador. Jamie is also a member of the Association of Registered Professional Foresters of New Brunswick.
In the Community
Jamie is the author of three regionally best-selling books, Journeys through Eastern Old-Growth Forests, Restoring the Acadian Forest, and Eating Wild in Eastern Canada, all with Nimbus Publishing, and is honoured to have received several awards for his academic and conservation work: