Jeremiah grew up in Halifax and holds a BA with a major in Political Science from Dalhousie University and obtained his JD from the law school of British Columbia. While at law school he was the recipient of numerous academic awards including the Carol T. Corcoran Memorial Award for high academic standing, community involvement, and the ability to serve, work with, and lead both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal lawyers. He was called to the bar in 2012 after articling at a prominent litigation firm in Toronto. He then worked at a premier aboriginal law boutique firm in Toronto until 2017.
Jeremiah’s practice is varied and focuses mainly on the representation of First Nations governments and their members in a variety of areas, including aboriginal, environmental, human rights, commercial, civil litigation, regulatory matters and administrative law. With a focus on advocacy through negotiation and litigation, Jeremiah understands that when representing First Nation governments, a lawyer must be prepared to address a broad spectrum of legal issues. He has represented clients across Canada from Alberta to Newfoundland and Labrador, assisting on matters before the lower courts of those provinces, as well as the Ontario and Federal Courts of Appeal. He has represented clients before tribunals such as the National Energy Board and Ontario Human Rights Tribunal and has participated in high level negotiations between First Nations, government, and industry with a view towards striking agreements to address historical wrongs as well as forward-looking agreements such as IBAs for new infrastructure projects.
Jeremiah is part of the aboriginal and litigation practice groups at Burchells. In his spare time, he enjoys travelling, writing, being active, and spending time with his family.