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Jonathan O'Kane


Suite 1000, Brunswick House
44 Chipman Hill
Saint John, N.B.
E2L 2A9



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Language(s) spoken: English

Bar Admission(s): New Brunswick, 2014

Legal Assistant(s): Rita Crowe

Jonathan’s practice bridges the gap between law and industry, assisting clients in commercial matters with a focus on construction disputes. He has assisted clients with matters before the New Brunswick Court of Appeal, Court of Queen’s Bench and Provincial Court, as well as the Federal Court of Appeal. Specifically, Jon has:

  • Advised clients navigating P3 infrastructure projects;
  • Represented owners and sub-contractors in mutli-million dollar construction litigation;
  • Worked on the largest lawsuit in New Brunswick to date, arising out of parties’ obligations under a general franchise agreement;
  • Represented a mutual defence association in a ground breaking case regarding its liability to the public;
  • Advanced the interests of beneficiaries in contentious estate litigation; and
  • Represented clients in maritime law proceedings, including disputes concerning arrested vessels.

Education & Career


University of New Brunswick, B.Sc., 2010
Osgoode Hall Law School, J.D., 2013
Osgoode Hall Law School, Professional Development Certificate in Construction Law, 2017


Member, Canadian Bar Association
Board member, Saint John Theatre Company
Board member, Saint John Community Arts Board
Member, Canadian Maritime Law Association
Chair, New Brunswick International Sculpture Symposium


Osgoode Hall Law School – Ian Scott Public Interest Fellow, 2011
Osgoode Hall Law School – Dean’s Gold Key Award, 2013
University of New Brunswick – Currie Undergraduate Scholar, 2006-2010
University of New Brunswick – Sir Howard Douglas Scholar, 2010

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