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Stewart McKelvey partner appointed judge for N.B. Court of Appeal

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 @ 3:21 PM | By John Chunn


The federal Department of Justice announced on March 8 that Charles A. Leblond, a partner at Stewart McKelvey LLP, has been appointed a judge of the Court of Appeal of New Brunswick.

Justice LeBlond was born in Grand Falls, N.B. He completed his post-secondary education at the University of New Brunswick (Fredericton) and obtained his law degree from the University of Moncton in 1982.

Following his call to the bar in January 1983, Justice LeBlond practised for over 36 years with Stewart McKelvey.

According to the government’s press release, Justice LeBlond specialized in civil litigation and he appeared before the Court of Queen’s Bench, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.  His practice focused mainly in the areas of insurance, construction, professional liability and corporate and commercial litigation.

Justice LeBlond was very active with the Law Society of New Brunswick. He held the position of president from 2000-2001 and chaired the Discipline Committee for over 10 years. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1999 and was inducted as a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers in 2009.

Over the years, he sat on many community oriented boards of directors including Enterprise Saint John, the New Brunswick Museum, the Conseil Communautaire Samuel de Champlain (Association régionale de la communauté francophone de Saint-Jean), Alpine Ski NB, NB Sailing, Downtown Moncton Centreville Inc. and Special Olympics New Brunswick.