David Steeves BA, LLB, LLM
David Steeves completed degrees in English Literature (B.A. Mount Allison) and Law (LL.B. and LL.M. Dalhousie). He was called to the Bars of Alberta and Nova Scotia in 2004 and was called to the Bar in the Province of Ontario in 2011. David articled in the Calgary office of a large national firm before accepting the Faculty of Graduate Studies scholarship to pursue graduate studies in law at Dalhousie Law School (now the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University). On graduation, David was the inaugural recipient of the Race and the Law Prize at Dalhousie Law School. David practices principally in the area of medical malpractice, mass torts, and class action litigation and has served as counsel on numerous Examinations for Discovery, Motions, private and judicial mediations, as well as trials before all levels of Court in the Province of Ontario. David has also appeared before other administrative tribunals within Ontario as well as the Alberta Court of Queen`s Bench.
David has been an invited lecturer to law students, lawyers, and faculty at the University of Western Ontario, Osgoode Hall Law School, and the University of Toronto. His historical research on juries in Nova Scotia from pre-Confederation until 1935 appeared in a collection of the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History and received the Peter Oliver Prize in 2013. David`s scholarship has been cited by legal and literary scholars in both Canada and the United States. During his undergraduate studies, Mr. Steeves was a member of Mount Allison University`s Senate, Student Administrative Council, and of its varsity swim team for which he was named an Academic All-Canadian. During his undergraduate and professional studies, Mr. Steeves was a Deckhand and Coxswain in the Canadian Coast Guard. Actively involved in the community, he is a member of the Emerging Leaders Network of Greater Toronto Civic Action, East Coast Connected, and the Life Class Secretary-Treasurer for the Dalhousie Law Class of 2003.