Vanessa Paton

Associate

“Knowing what must be done does away with fear."
- Rosa Parks

Reach the high hanging fruit.

Vanessa takes a very hands-on, proactive approach with her clients. She works closely with them to bring their matters to a timely resolution. When clients are looking for a proven track record, a strong work ethic and counsel who will help them attain their goals, they can rest assured that Vanessa and the team at Stewart McKelvey will deliver.

Representative matters

  • Managed the documentary discovery process for the largest lawsuit in New Brunswick history
  • Advising and representing employers with respect to human rights complaints, statutory compliance issues and terminations
  • Acting on behalf of various insurers, including automobile, life and disability insurers and professional liability insurers.

Areas of practice:

  • Insurance
  • Litigation
  • Health Law
  • Employment Law
  • E-Discovery

BAR ADMISSION(S)

New Brunswick, 2007

LAW SOCIETY(IES)

Law Society of New Brunswick

EDUCATION

Dalhousie University, LL.B., 2006
Saint Mary’s University, B.A., 2003

ACTIVITIES

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Board member, Saint John Law Society

LANGUAGE(S)

English

Publications

Presentations

  • The Deductibility of Collateral Benefits, Stewart McKelvey Insurance Day, 2017
  • Hot HR Topics in Canada, IMPA Annual Conference & Expo, October 2017
  • Accommodating Gender Transition in the Workplace, Stewart McKelvey Labour & Employment Day, April 2017
  • Atlantic Case Law Update, Stewart McKelvey Insurance Day, October 2015
  • Document Retention & Disclosure Obligations, Stewart McKelvey In-House Counsel Day, June 2015
  • Workplace Investigations, Stewart McKelvey Employment Day, October 2012

Suite 1000, Brunswick House
44 Chipman Hill
Saint John, NB, Canada
E2L 2A9

P 506.632.8332
F 506.652.1989

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LEGAL ASSISTANT(S)

Diane Lamont

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