Kevin is a native of Riverview, New Brunswick. He attended Mount Allison University and the University of New Brunswick, graduating from the University of New Brunswick with a B.A. in 1984 and an LL.B. in 1987. He articled with what was then Burchell MacAdam and Hayman, joining the firm as an associate upon his admission to the Nova Scotia bar in 1988 and becoming a partner in 1995. Kevin is a member of Burchells Litigation Practice Group.
Kevin's practice focuses largely on defending clients of some of the largest and best known general liability insurers. Kevin has worked with insurers defending claims relating to manufacturers and product liability, business interruption, property damage, occupiers' liability and MVA claims. Kevin also acts regularly for major chartered banks, trust companies and private lenders on a variety of plaintiff litigation regarding secured and unsecured debts and also has considerable experience assisting individuals and corporations with disputes relating to estates.
Kevin has appeared at all levels of court in Nova Scotia as well as the Federal Court of Canada and Federal Court of Appeal. Kevin has served as Chair of the Annual meeting for the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society for the past three years and is a member of the Nova Scotia Bar Association, the Canadian Bar Association and the Canadian Defence Lawyers Association.
Outside his practice, Kevin is very active in the community. He has been involved with Big Brothers & Big Sisters, the Brain Injury Association of Nova Scotia and is past chairman and continues to serve on the Board of the Danny Gallivan Cystic Fibrosis Golf Tournament. Kevin also raises funds annually for the Children of Chernobyl and Multiple Sclerosis.
Kevin is an avid runner and has completed marathons in New York and Chicago. He also enjoys golf, skiing and general fitness training. He lives in Halifax with his wife, Linda Kirby and the couple's three children.