Dan Boone, QC


“Clients need prompt and practical answers and guidance. As one of my law professors, Joseph Magnet, was fond of saying: ‘Law is long, life is short.’”

Immediate advice.

Dan brings a practical approach to resolving his clients’ issues by quickly responding with sage advice – and keeping his eye on the objective of a fair resolution for the client.

Representative matters

Dan has represented his health care clients in hundreds of malpractice lawsuits, and advised them on a myriad of other legal issues including privacy, end of life, consent to treatment,  access to information, procurement and employment.  For his insurance clients, Dan attempts to resolve lawsuits as expeditiously as possible, bringing to bear 25 years of practice and extensive trial and ADR experience. Dan is one of the most experienced class action litigators in Atlantic Canada, and at the trial and appellate levels has represented:

  • Health care institutions (Doucette v. Eastern Health; Rideout v. Health Labrador)
  • Manufacturers (Ring v. Canada; Esau v. Menu Foods; Piercey v. Atlantic Lotto)
  • Universities (Acreman & Lee v. MUN)
  • Pharmaceutical companies (Strang v. Merck Frosst; Smith v. Merck Frosst)

Areas of practice

  • Health
  • Class Actions
  • Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Medical Negligence
  • Professional Liability
  • Litigation – Defamation and Media Related
  • Litigation – Class Action


Newfoundland and Labrador, 1989


Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador


University of Ottawa, LL.B., 1988
Memorial University of Newfoundland, B.A., 1985




  • Chair, Atlantic Provinces Committee, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Board of Directors, Perchance Theatre Company
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Member, The Advocates' Society
  • Board of Governors, Newfoundland & Labrador Film Development Corporation
  • Chair, Board of Governors, Law Foundation of Newfoundland & Labrador
  • Regional managing partner, Newfoundland & Labrador, Stewart McKelvey, 2008-2014
  • Practice group chair, Insurance, Stewart McKelvey, 2004-2005
  • Practice group chair, Litigation, Stewart McKelvey, 1998-2003
  • Strategic Initiatives Committee, Stewart McKelvey
  • Member, Pro Bono Committee, Canadian Bar Association
  • Chair, Medical Legal Liaison Committee, Law Society of Newfoundland & Labrador
  • Governor, Business Hall of Fame
  • Member, Y Campaign & Y Strong Families Campaign Phase II Cabinet




Class Actions
Medical Negligence
Personal Injury


BV Distinguished®

Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.


  • Best Lawyers 2019 Corporate and Commercial Litigation "Lawyer of the Year" in St. John's
  • Best Lawyers 2018 Health Care Law "Lawyer of the Year" in St. John's
  • Best Lawyers 2017 Corporate and Commercial Litigation "Lawyer of the Year" in St. John's
  • Best Lawyers 2015 Health Care Law "Lawyer of the Year" in St. John's
  • Best Lawyers 2013 Corporate Commercial Litigation "Lawyer of the Year" in St. John's
  • Best Lawyers: Class Action Litigation, 2011-2019
  • Best Lawyers: Corporate and Commercial Litigation, 2011-2019
  • Best Lawyers: Health Care Law, 2011-2019
  • Best Lawyers: Insurance Law, 2011-2019
  • Best Lawyers: Personal Injury Litigation, 2008-2019
  • Benchmark Canada, local litigation star (Class Action, General Commercial, Product Liability, Professional Liability), 2017-2018
  • Benchmark Canada, local litigation star (Medical Malpractice), 2016
  • Benchmark Canada, local litigation star (Class Actions, General Commercial, Insu

Suite 1100, Cabot Place
100 New Gower Street
St. John's, NL, Canada
A1C 6K3

P 709.570.8879
F 709.722.4565

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