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 practices principally in the area of medical malpractice, dental malpractice, mass torts, and class action litigation.
Before accepting a Faculty of Graduate Studies scholarship to pursue graduate studies in law at Dalhousie Law School (now the Schulich School of Law), David articled in the Calgary office of a large national firm.
David has served as counsel on numerous motions and private and judicial mediations, as well as trials before all levels of Court in the Province of Ontario and the Alberta Court of Queen`s Bench.. He has also appeared before administrative tribunals within Ontario.
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. David was the inaugural recipient of the Race and the Law Prize at Dalhousie Law School.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, David 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, he 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.