Fitzpatrick, John S. Q.C.


  Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia, Canada
 +1 902 460 3420
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John is an accomplished partner at the firm,  practicing in the areas of Mortgage Enforcement, Collections and Real Property. 

John has over 30 years of experience and was appointed to Queen’s Counsel in February 2008. He is a past member of the firm’s Executive Committee and is the Team Leader for our Creditor Practice Team.  John has been included in “Best Lawyers in Canada” since 2012.

John has been involved in a number of charitable causes.  He is the past Chairman of the Board of Governors, Saint Mary’s University. He is also Director of World Wildlife Fund, Canada, and is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and the 2014 Weldon Award for Unselfish Public Service.

 

EDUCATION

  • 1984: LL.B., Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 1981: Bachelor of Arts, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia

EMPLOYMENT

  • 2003 – Present: Partner, BOYNECLARKE LLP, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  • 2000 – 2003: Partner, Cox Hanson O’Reilly Matheson, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 1991 – 2000: Partner, Waterbury Newton, Kentville, Nova Scotia
  • 1985 – 1991: Associate, Waterbury Newton, Kentville, Nova Scotia

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ACTIVITIES

  • Member – Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society
  • Member – Canadian Bar Association
  • Former Per Diem Federal Crown Prosecutor
  • Former Chair – Canada Pension Review Tribunal
  • Former Chair – Rogers Atlantic Radio Business Advisory Board (2004-2007)

COMMUNITY MEMBERSHIPS AND ACTIVITIES

  • Director - Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA)
  • Board Member - World Wildlife Fund, Canada
  • Chair – World Wildlife Fund, Canada, Atlantic Advisory Council
  • Committee Member - Queen's Counsel Advisory Committee
  • Former Chair of: Presidential Search, President's Performance and Compensation Committee, Finance, Human Resources and Government/Corporate Affairs Committees, Saint Mary's University
  • Former Co-Chair, 2016 Annual Meeting, Canadian University Boards Association (CUBA)
  • Former Member - Saint Mary's University Capital Campaign Committee
  • Former Chair – Rogers Atlantic Radio Business Advisory Board (2004-2007)
  • Former Board/Executive Committee Member and Chair of Governance Committee – ABC Canada Literacy Foundation (ABC Life Literacy) Toronto, Ontario (2002 – 2012)
  • Former Vice-Chair and Director – Nova Scotia PGI Golf Tournaments for Literacy Society
  • Former Liberal Co-Chair – 2000 Federal Election Campaign, Nova Scotia 
  • Former President – Kings County Liberal Association
  • Former Secretary – Kings County Barristers’ Society (1999-2000)
  • Former Vice-Chair – Fundraising Committee, Apple Tree Landing Children's Centre (1997)
  • Former Chair and Co-Chair – Peter Gzowski Invitational Golf Tournament for Literacy (1995, 1996, 2004, 2005, 2006)
  • Former Board Member – King's County Big Brothers/Big Sisters (1987-1992)
  • Former Campaign Cabinet Member – Halifax United Way Campaign (2004)

AWARDS

  • Bertha Wilson Honour Society (2016)
  • Honourary Gold "M" - Saint Mary's University Students Association (2015)
  • Included in The Best Lawyers in Canada published by Best Lawyers® (2012-2018)
  • Weldon Award for Unselfish Public Service (2014)
  • Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
  • Appointed Queen’s Counsel (2008)
  • Canadian Bar Association Community Service Award (2005)
  • Peter Gzowski Award (1995)
  • Canada 125 Medal (1992)

AREAS OF PRACTICE