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Joseph R. Wall

Joe practices primarily in the areas of insurance defence litigation and other civil litigation matters. He has represented numerous insurance companies, government entities, large corporations and other clients in the areas of motor vehicle, commercial and fire insurance defence as well as defence of negligence allegations.  He also represents individuals in personal injury litigation.

A past member of the Regional Assessment Appeal Court, Joe has heard appeals of property assessments on behalf of the Provincial Government. He presently appears on a regular basis in the Nova Scotia Supreme Court representing the Minister of Health and Wellness for the Province of Nova Scotia in Adult Protection matters.

Joe also represents individual and corporate clients in all types of property law including Land Registration Act transactions, purchase and sale matters and refinancing.  Joe serves the Cape Breton community as a member of the Board of Directors of the United Way of Cape Breton.  He is also a Board Member and Past President of the Island Community Justice Society.

Professional Memberships

  • Nova Scotia Barristers' Society

  • Cape Breton Barristers’ Society


  • St. Mary’s University (BA (Maj. Sociology) and Criminology Certificate 1991)

  • Dalhousie University (LL.B. 1995)

Legal Assistants

Bar Admission:  Nova Scotia (1996)

Pamela Austin
Legal Assistant

Janet MacNeil
Litigation Paralegal

Carol Canavan
Property Paralegal