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Ottawa appoints judge to N.L. Supreme Court

Monday, November 05, 2018 @ 1:29 PM | By John Chunn


The federal Department of Justice on Nov. 2 announced the following judicial appointment in Newfoundland and Labrador:

Daniel Boone, a partner at Stewart McKelvey LLP, is appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador in St. John’s. He replaces Justice Deborah E. Fry, who was appointed chief justice of Newfoundland and Labrador on June 21, 2018.

Boone graduated from Memorial University with a B.A. in 1984, and from the University of Ottawa with an LL.B. in 1988. He articled with Stirling Ryan, was called to the bar of Newfoundland and Labrador in 1989, and practised throughout his entire legal career with Stirling Ryan and the successor merged firm of Stewart McKelvey.

Justice Boone’s practice focused on civil litigation. He has extensive trial and appellate experience in medical malpractice, insurance law, construction law and class actions. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2014 and was inducted as a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers in 2015. During his legal career, Justice Boone dedicated considerable time to the professional development of younger lawyers through teaching at the bar admission course, presentations to professional organizations and mentoring. He was voted the Stewart McKelvey Mentor of the Year in 2017.

Justice Boone has been involved in the community throughout his career, most recently in the areas of access to justice, as chair of the Law Foundation, and the arts, as a director of both the Newfoundland and Labrador Film Development Corporation and the Perchance Theatre Company.

Justice Boone lives in St. John’s with his wife, Catherine French, and their two children.