APM Law – Arnold Pizzo McKiggan Trial Lawyers
5670 Spring Garden Road, Suite 306
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3J 1H61-902-423-2050
Web Address: http://www.apmlawyers.com/
The lawyers at Arnold Pizzo McKiggan practice in the areas of personal injury and medical malpractice, criminal defence, labour and employment matters and civil litigation.
We provide advice to individuals, small business owners and unions on litigation and trial related matters. We have extensive trial and appellate experience in the Nova Scotia Provincial Court, Nova Scotia Supreme Court, Nova Scotia Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. Our firm also represents its clients before government regulatory and administrative tribunals and in arbitration and similar hearings throughout Atlantic Canada.
Our Clients Come First
At Arnold Pizzo McKiggan, we provide peace of mind to our clients who are going through the stress of litigation as a result of being injured, criminally charged or having had their employment terminated.
While no lawyer can guarantee the outcome of litigation, we can guarantee that we will work with you, share decision making, and provide you with timely personalized service.
John dedicates his practice exclusively to representing persons who have suffered an injury or loss as a result of medical malpractice, car and truck accidents (or other serious personal injury claims) and institutional liability. He has a special interest in representing victims in civil claims for childhood sexual abuse compensation claims.John’s colleagues have honoured his efforts and experience by electing him President of the Atlantic Provinces Trial Lawyers Association.
John has been appointed as Queen’s Counsel (Q.C.), a designation used to recognize Canadian lawyers for exceptional merit and contribution to the legal profession.
John was nominated for an award for exemplary journalism covering issues related to the sexual exploitation of children by Beyond Borders ECPAT Canada, a national non-profit organization that advances the rights of children to be free from sexual exploitation.
He was nominated in the print category for his article published in The Lawyers Weekly: The Catholic Church and Sexual Abuse: Is the Church’s response real action or window dressing?
John has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Canada® 2012 in the field of Personal Injury Law (Copyright 2011 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.).
Since its initial publication in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 41,000 leading lawyers on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honour. Best Lawyers has been called “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.
John represents over 500 former residents of the Shubenacadie Indian Residential School in a claim for compensation for childhood physical, sexual and racial abuse and loss of cultural identity.
He sits on the steering committee of the National Class Action, Baxter vs. Canada – a claim brought on behalf of 70,000 aboriginal children across Canada.
John is class counsel in Martin v Lahey the first class action under Nova Scotia’s Class Proceedings Act, a $15 million dollar class action claim against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Antigonish for compensation for survivors of sexual abuse by priests of the Diocese.
The landmark decision in the Martin v. Lahey case landed John on the cover of Canadian Lawyer magazine. John was interviewed by Linden MacIntyre as part of the 5th Estate’s documentary Betrayal about the sexual abuse claims in the Antigonish Diocese.
John has successfully argued cases before the Nova Scotia Supreme Court, the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal, the Ontario Superior Court and various administrative tribunals including the Ontario Criminal Injuries Compensation Board.
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