Scott C. Norton, Q.C.

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Halifax,  NS  Canada
Phone902.420.3200

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Practice Areas

  • Insurance Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Commercial Insurance
  • Corporate Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Medical Liability
  • Transportation
  • Class Actions
 
University Saint Mary's University, B.Comm.
 
Law SchoolDalhousie University, LL.B., 1983
 
Admitted1984, Nova Scotia
 
Memberships Canadian Defense Lawyers; Defense Research Institute; Association of Defense Trial Attorneys; Nova Scotia Barrister's Society (Chair of Reimbursement Fund Committee).
 
Biography

Scott Norton is the Department Manager of the Firm's Advocacy Practice Groups and a Senior Civil Litigator with a diverse practice including commercial insurance, life and disability insurance, medical liability, product liability and personal injury defence. As trial and appellate counsel, he has appeared in all levels of court in Nova Scotia; in the Superior Courts elsewhere in Canada and before the Supreme Court of Canada. He has extensive experience with alternate dispute resolution by arbitration and mediation. Scott is also the National product liability counsel for Michelin. Scott was appointed Queen's Counsel in 2002. He is recognized by his peers in Martindale-Hubbell (BV); Best Lawyers in Canada (Insurance, Personal Injury(Defence), Legal Malpractice) and Lexpert (Litigation - Commercial Insurance, Personal Injury). Representative examples of Scott's practice are as follows: • Counsel to Multinational and National Insurance Companies in respect of coverage and defence of major claims in the areas of Commercial Liability, Life and Disability, Product Liability, Professional Liability, Occupier's Liability, Automobile and Personal Injury; • National Product Liability Counsel to Michelin • General and Defence Counsel to Nova Scotia School Board Insurance Reciprocal. Memberships: 2003-2004, Elected Member, Bar Council; Chair, Reimbursement Committee; Member, Administration of Justice Committee, Nova Scotia Barristers' Society 2002-2003, Elected Member, Bar Council, Executive Committee, and Chair, Administration of ustice Committee, Nova Scotia Barristers' Society 2001-2002, Member, Bar Council, Administration of Justice Committee, Nova Scotia Barristers' Society 2000-2001, Member, Bar Council, and Chair, Administration of Justice Committee, Nova Scotia Barristers' Society 2000-2001, Member, Bar Council, and Chair, Administration of Justice Committee, Nova Scotia Barristers' Society 2000, Co-Chair, Annual Meeting Committee, Canadian Bar Association 1999-2000, Vice-Chair, Administration of Justice Committee, Nova Scotia Barristers' Society Member, Association of Defense Trial Attorneys Member, Defense Research Institute Member, Canadian Defense Lawyers Association Activities Within Firm: 2008-2010, Department Manager, Advocacy 2004-2008, Chair, Litigation Practice Group, Firm-wide Lexpert Ratings: Litigation - Commercial Insurance Personal Injury.

 
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Scott C. Norton, Q.C.

1959 Upper Water Street
HalifaxNS B3J 2X2




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