Phil was born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia. His practice is dedicated to advancing and protecting the rights of individuals in a variety of contexts. He practices in the areas of Personal Injury Law and Criminal Law, and has extensive experience representing clients in the Provincial Courts and Superior Courts of Nova Scotia. He is a tireless advocate for his clients and is closely attuned to access to justice issues and initiatives. Phil prides himself on building positive relationships, which includes being accessible, communicating clearly and openly, and always being fully aware of his clients’ needs and objectives.
He received his Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from Saint Mary’s University in 2007, his Master of Arts from Carleton University in 2008, and his Juris Doctor from Dalhousie University in 2013. While in Law School, Phil spent a semester working as a caseworker at the Dalhousie Legal Aid Service and was involved with a number of extra-curricular pursuits. He is a member of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, the Atlantic Provinces Trial Lawyers Association, and the Eastern Admiralty Law Association.
Phil regularly gives guest lectures at various schools and institutions throughout Nova Scotia on the topics of Legal Education and Criminal Law and Procedure. In his spare time, Phil is a sports enthusiast and enjoys reading, writing, fishing, and weight training.