Born and raised in Halifax, Keith joined Burchells as an associate lawyer immediately after being called to the bar in Nova Scotia in 2016. He has broad professional interests and is particularly passionate about the application of the law to new and emerging technologies. Keith is currently Vice-Chair of the Intellectual Property Section of the Canadian Bar Association’s Nova Scotia branch and has had work published in, among others, the Education and Law Journal and Canadian Underwriter magazine.
Prior to joining Burchells, Keith worked at the Nova Scotia Legislature in various capacities, including two years at Hansard as an English/French proofreader. Since 2009, he has served as co-organizer and Speaker for the Halifax West High School Model Parliament, helping students learn about the democratic process and parliamentary procedure in a fun and creative environment.
Keith has a longstanding passion for the performing arts. He currently sits on the board of Xara Choral Theatre. Previously, Keith was head of Dalprov, the Dalhousie University improv club, as well as an executive member of the Dalhousie Theatre Society and a founding member of the Dal Law Acappellants vocal group.
Keith attended the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University and graduated in 2015, having also served as a teaching assistant at the law school. He previously received an honours degree in political science and French from Dalhousie in 2012. Keith’s academic achievements include the Eric Dennis Gold Medal in Political Science and a Law Foundation of Nova Scotia scholarship.
Keith’s family is half German and half Cape Bretoner, which means you can always count on him to bring schnitzel to the kitchen party. He is an avid music fan and loves to travel.