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Dylan MacDonald


Queen’s Marque
600-1741 Lower Water Street
Halifax, N.S.
B3J 0J2



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Language(s) spoken: English

Bar Admission(s): Nova Scotia, 2019

Legal Assistant(s): Heidi Butler

Dylan assists clients to bring and defend actions predominately in the fields of maritime, transportation, environmental and natural resources law. He assists institutional clients in protecting their interests by seeking innovative solutions to the nuanced problems they face. By taking the time to immerse himself in the subject matter of each client’s business, Dylan is able to both communicate more efficiently, and represent his clients more effectively. Dylan has:

  • Successfully advocated for a client seeking to hold polluting vessels responsible for the escape of hazardous materials into oceans waters;
  • Advised clients of rights in maritime trade and shipping;
  • Consulted natural resource-based client on scope contingency planning in the event of potential damages caused by catastrophic project failure;
  • Successfully resolved a dispute for a development contractor seeking to hold sub-contractor responsible for sub-standard work;
  • Successfully defended institutional retail clients in wrongful dismissal cases involving employees committing theft.

Education & Career


Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law, JD, 2018
Saint Mary’s University, BComm, 2015
Saint Mary’s University Certificate in Human Resources Management & Industrial Relations, 2015
Université Saint-Anne, French Language Study, Explore Program, 2012


Member, Canadian Bar Association
Volunteer, Small Claims Court Public Navigator, Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia, Pro Bono Students Canada, 2017 – 2018
Board Member, Community Committee, East Coast Credit Union, 2010 – 2012
Board Member, Inverness Historical Society, 2011 – 2017


Saint Mary’s University Valedictorian
Saint Mary’s University Renewable Entrance Scholarship
Saint Mary’s University Dean’s List (2011 – 2015)

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