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Cox & Palmer partner Keith named fellow of Litigation Counsel of America

Monday, September 10, 2018 @ 10:44 AM | By John Chunn

John Keith, partner with the Halifax law firm Cox & Palmer, has been selected as a fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America.

Born in Montreal, and raised in Berwick, N.S., Keith was called to the Ontario bar in 1993 and the Nova Scotia bar in 1999. During his litigation career, he has represented a wide variety of clients including large Canadian and international financial institutions, shareholders and the provincial Crown.

His practice covers administrative law, construction law, alternative dispute resolution, commercial litigation, securities litigation, and financial services, banking and insolvency.

The Litigation Counsel of America is a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one per cent of American lawyers. Fellowship in the organization is highly selective and by invitation only. Fellows are selected based upon excellence and accomplishment in litigation, both at the trial and appellate levels and superior ethical reputation.

The LCA is aggressively diverse in its composition. Established as a trial and appellate lawyer honorary society reflecting the American bar in the 21st century, the LCA represents the best in law among its membership. The number of fellowships has been kept at an exclusive limit by design, allowing qualifications, diversity and inclusion to align effectively, with recognition of excellence in litigation across all segments of the bar. Fellows are generally at the partner or shareholder level, or are independent practitioners with recognized experience and accomplishment. In addition, the LCA is dedicated to promoting superior advocacy, professionalism and ethical standards among its fellows.

Keith is also the chair of Cox & Palmer’s Halifax litigation practice group, is on the national board of directors of The Advocates’ Society and is a member of the Supreme Court Liaison Committee.