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Sheree Conlon, K.C.

Partner

Queen’s Marque
600-1741 Lower Water Street
Halifax, N.S.
B3J 0J2

+1.902.420.3375

+1.902.420.1417

sconlon@stewartmckelvey.com

Language(s) spoken: English

Bar Admission(s): Nova Scotia, 1997

Legal Assistant(s): Kelley MacDonald

Sheree practices in insurance, litigation and alternative dispute resolution law. Her clients include corporations (including directors, officers and shareholders), manufacturers, banks, receivers and individuals in insolvency cases, construction companies and insurers, who all rely on her for practical, strategic advice on a wide range of commercial and insurance disputes. Sheree has been recognized by a number of legal publications, such as Benchmark Canada, Lexpert and Best Lawyers, as a leader in litigation, insurance and product liability law. She is also an active member of the community through her involvement with a range of boards, committees, and societies.

  • Providing dispute resolution and strategic advice on a wide range of commercial matters, and representing clients in general commercial litigation matters.
  • Representing and advising commercial, property, and automobile insurers at all levels of court in Nova Scotia including in coverage disputes and defending various claims.
  • Acting in product liability cases and advising on potential recalls and the management of customer claims.
  • Advising and representing parties in shareholders disputes and oppression claims.

Education & Career

Education

Dalhousie Law School, LLB, 1996
Dalhousie University, B.Sc., 1993

Activities

Executive, The Advocates’ Society (Toronto, Ontario), 2022 – 2026 term
Director, The Advocates’ Society, 2019 – present
Diversity and Inclusion Steering Committee, The Advocates’ Society, 2019 – present (Vice Chair 2020 – 2021)
Chair, Standing Committee on Advocacy and Practice, The Advocates’ Society, 2021 –2022
Complaints Investigation Committee, Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, 2020 – present
Governance and Nominating Committee, Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, 2019 – present
Atlantic Regional Advisory Committee, The Advocates’ Society, 2017 – present
Vice Chair, National Standing Committee, The Advocates’ Society, 2019 – 2021
Collegiality, Mentoring and Membership Standing Committee, The Advocates’ Society, 2019 – 2020
Elected Council member, Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, 2015 – 2021
Chair, Gender Equity Committee, Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, 2015 – 2020
Board of Directors, Atlantic Tennis Centre, 2017 – 2020
Professional Responsibility Policies and Procedures Committee, Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, 2017 – 2019
Entity Regulation and Risk Working Group, Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, 2015 – 2016
Board of Directors, Discovery Centre, 2013 – 2019
Finance and Risk Management Committee, Discovery Centre, 2016 – 2019
Stewart McKelvey Students Committee, 2014 – 2017
Vice-chair, Insurance Practice Group, 2008 – 2010
Annual Meeting Committee, Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, 2006 – 2008
Executive Committee, Nova Scotia Branch, Canadian Bar Association, 2006 – 2009
Chair, Equity Committee, Nova Scotia Branch, Canadian Bar Association, 2006 – 2009
President and Board of Directors, Metro Community Housing Association, 1998 – 2006
Part-time faculty, Civil Trial Practice, Dalhousie Law School, 2002 – 2006
Faculty Council, Dalhousie University, 2002 – 2003
Canadian Bar Association
Canadian Defence Lawyers

Accolades

Best Lawyers: Product Liability Law “Lawyer of the Year” Halifax, 2023
King’s Counsel, 2017
Benchmark Canada, local litigation star (General Commercial, Insurance), 2017 – 2022
Benchmark Canada, future star, 2016
Lexpert rating: Litigation – Commercial Insurance,  2017 – 2022
Lexpert rating: Litigation – Corporate Commercial, 2021 – 2022
Lexpert rating: Product Liability, 2016
Best Lawyers: Insurance Law, 2021 – 2023
Best Lawyers: Product Liability Law, 2021 – 2023

Publications

Claims Canada, February/March 2011, Vol. 5, No. 1: “A Year of Firsts: A number of legal issues were addressed before the courts for the first time in Atlantic Canada over the last year”

Presentations

Program Co-Chair and Moderator, Atlantic Advocacy Symposium, The Advocates’ Society, November 2019

Presenter, “Expert Reports and the Independent Medical Examination”, Canadian Bar Association – Nova Scotia, Annual Conference, December 2018

Moderator, Client Panel, Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society Annual Meeting, June 2018

Program Co-Chair and Moderator, “Negotiation Strategies for Litigators”, The Advocates’ Society, May 2018

Presenter, “The Art of Persuasive Speaking”, Canadian Bar Association Skilled Lawyer Series, 2017

Presenter, “Solicitor-Client and Litigation Privilege for Corporate Counsel”, Stewart McKelvey Corporate Counsel Seminar, 2016

Presenter and facilitator, “Challenging Credibility”, Halifax Bench & Bar Series, The Advocates’ Society, 2016

Co-presenter, “Future Loss of Income Claims”, Canadian Bar Association Online CLE, 2015

Presenter, “Inter-jurisdictional Insurance Issues”, Stewart McKelvey Insurance Seminar, 2015

Presenter, “Insurance Coverage Disputes”, Stewart McKelvey Insurance Seminar, 2014

Presenter, “Insurance in the Construction Context”, Stewart McKelvey Construction Seminar, 2014

Presenter, “Appraisers as Expert Witnesses: Duties to the Court and General Tips & Pitfalls”, Appraisal Institute of Canada, Annual National Conference, 2014

Presenter, “Conflicts of Laws and Inter-jurisdictional Insurance Disputes”, Stewart McKelvey Client Seminar, 2014

Presenter, “Fatal Injury Claims”, 2013

Presenter, “The Troubled Project – Trouble Shooting and Liability Risks”, Stewart McKelvey Construction Seminar, 2013

Judge of Second Year Moots, Schulich School of Law, 2011

Presenter, “Pre-Litigation Investigation and Evidence”, Stewart McKelvey Insurance Seminar, 2011

Presenter, “Insurance Contracts in the Construction Context”, Canadian Bar Association Seminar, 2011

Presenter, “CGL Policies and Coverage Disputes”, Stewart McKelvey Insurance Seminar, 2009

Presenter, “Minor Injury Cap”, Stewart McKelvey Client Seminar 2009

Presenter, “The Litigation Process and Courtroom Etiquette for Clients and Witnesses”, School Insurance Program, 2008

Presenter, “Due Diligence and Risk Management for Educators”, Association of Nova Scotia Educational Administrators, 2008

Presenter, “DIP Financing and the Effect on Operating Lenders in CCAA Proceedings”, Stewart McKelvey Commercial Litigation Seminar, 2008

Lecturer, Bar Admission Course of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, including judging the 2011 mock “trial”, 2007 – 2011

Presenter, “School Liability for Sexual Abuse”, School Insurance Program Conference, 2005

Presenter, “CGL Policies and Coverage Overlap”, Stewart McKelvey Insurance Seminar, 2005

Instructor/Lecturer, Civil Trial Practice, Dalhousie Law School, 2003-2006

 
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