Robert was born and raised in Truro, Nova Scotia. He completed a Bachelor of Science in psychology at Dalhousie University. He decided to further his education by pursuing an honours thesis in Psychology & Law at Saint Mary’s University. While at St. Mary’s his interest shifted from primarily psychology to the study of law, and following the completion of his thesis he pursued this interest at Dalhousie’s Schulich School of Law.
During law school Robert volunteered with the Dalhousie Student Advocacy Service and completed a work semester with the Dalhousie Legal Aid Clinic. It was during this time that he really began to appreciate the important and meaningful responsibility associated with advocating for someone’s legal and human rights.
After completing law school, Robert returned to his hometown as an articling clerk with Burchell MacDougall LLP before joining as an associate when he was called to the bar in June 2020. His preferred areas of practice include criminal defence, family and civil litigation. Robert is a member of the Nova Scotia Criminal Lawyers Association.
Outside of the office you can find him either at the golf course or on the ice stopping pucks. Robert also has a passion for travel and is a die-hard supporter of Newcastle United Football Club.