Stanley W. MacDonald, Q.C.

Legal Assistant: Angela Hogan

Stan MacDonald is an experienced trial lawyer and member of our Litigation Group. He has represented clients at all levels of court in Nova Scotia and in the Supreme Court of Canada.  He is recognized by The Best Lawyers™ in Canada in the fields of Criminal Defence and Personal Injury Litigation.

  • Appointed Queen`s Counsel, 2006
  • Bar Admission: Nova Scotia, 1988
  • LL.B. (Dalhousie University, 1987)
  • B.A. (St. Francis Xavier University, 1984)

All levels of courts in Nova Scotia

  • New Brunswick Court of Queen’s Bench
  • New Brunswick Court of Appeal
  • Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador

Supreme Court of Canada:

  • R. v. Reddick [1991] 1 SCR 1105
  • R. v. Gibson 2008 SCC 16
  • R. v. Chehil 2013 SCC 49
  • Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society
  • Member, Nova Scotia Criminal Lawyers’ Association
  • President, Nova Scotia Criminal Lawyers’ Association, 2003-2005
  • Member, Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society Justice Committee, 2000-2005
  • Member, Provincial Court Liaison Subcommittee, 1999-2002
  • Chair, Provincial Court Liaison Subcommittee, 2001-2002
  • Member, Access to Justice Subcommittee, 2002-2005
  • Member, Provincial Court Rules Subcommittee, 2002-2006
  • Associate Professor at Dalhousie Law School, clinical course in criminal law (nine credit course), 1995-2012
  • Editor, criminal law section, Nova Scotia Law News
  • Organizer and lecturer with the Annual Criminal Law Conference sponsored by the Nova Scotia Criminal Lawyers’ Association and Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society; participated annually as an organizer or panelist from 1997 to 2010
  • Instructor, Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society’s Bar Admission Course, 1997-2010
Qualifications
  • Appointed Queen`s Counsel, 2006
  • Bar Admission: Nova Scotia, 1988
  • LL.B. (Dalhousie University, 1987)
  • B.A. (St. Francis Xavier University, 1984)
Experience

All levels of courts in Nova Scotia

  • New Brunswick Court of Queen’s Bench
  • New Brunswick Court of Appeal
  • Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador

Supreme Court of Canada:

  • R. v. Reddick [1991] 1 SCR 1105
  • R. v. Gibson 2008 SCC 16
  • R. v. Chehil 2013 SCC 49
Activities & Affiliations
  • Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society
  • Member, Nova Scotia Criminal Lawyers’ Association
  • President, Nova Scotia Criminal Lawyers’ Association, 2003-2005
  • Member, Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society Justice Committee, 2000-2005
  • Member, Provincial Court Liaison Subcommittee, 1999-2002
  • Chair, Provincial Court Liaison Subcommittee, 2001-2002
  • Member, Access to Justice Subcommittee, 2002-2005
  • Member, Provincial Court Rules Subcommittee, 2002-2006
Publications & Presentations
  • Associate Professor at Dalhousie Law School, clinical course in criminal law (nine credit course), 1995-2012
  • Editor, criminal law section, Nova Scotia Law News
  • Organizer and lecturer with the Annual Criminal Law Conference sponsored by the Nova Scotia Criminal Lawyers’ Association and Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society; participated annually as an organizer or panelist from 1997 to 2010
  • Instructor, Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society’s Bar Admission Course, 1997-2010