“A right is not what someone gives you; it's what no one can take from you.” - Ramsey Clark
Jason is one of our managing partners, practicing in Burchells' litigation, administrative law, and Aboriginal law groups. Jason's practice focuses on civil litigation and administrative law and he is currently designated by his peers as one of the "Best Lawyers in Canada" engaged in the practices of Administrative and Public Law, Aboriginal Law, and Corporate and Commercial Litigation. Best Lawyers in Canada has also recognized Jason as 2022 Lawyer of the Year for Administrative and Public Law in Halifax.
He has been involved in a wide range of litigation matters including Aboriginal law litigation, professional liability claims, and commercial litigation disputes. As a member of the bar in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador, he has appeared in Courts and tribunals in both of those provinces, including the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal and the Newfoundland and Labrador Court of Appeal. He currently serves as Chair of the Civil Litigation and Alternate Dispute Resolution section of the Canadian Bar Association – Nova Scotia.
Jason’s administrative law practice includes judicial review, human rights, planning matters, and regulatory proceedings. He has appeared before various administrative tribunals including the Muskrat Falls Inquiry, the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board and provincial and federal human rights Tribunals.
An active member of the profession and the community, Jason has served in various capacities with the Canadian Bar Association including as a member of the national Board of Directors. He is the current Chair of the Halifax Peninsular Planning Advisory Committee and is a former Chair of the Heritage Advisory Committee for Halifax Regional Municipality.