David C. Wallbridge

David’s practice focuses on dispute resolution. He passionately believes in the interests of his clients and finds practical solutions to their disputes.

David negotiates concrete solutions for his clients with an emphasis on relationship preservation and cost effectiveness. He regularly participates in mediation and other expedited methods to resolve conflicts. When matters don’t settle, David has experience litigating before labour arbitrators, labour boards and the courts.

With clients that include labour unions and individuals with workplace issues, David represents people and organizations in a wide range of public sector environments and private sector industries. David has also represented clients in regulatory matters before the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board. He regularly teaches labour law for the Labour College of Canada of the Canadian Labour Congress.

In his advocacy work for progressive legislative change for Nova Scotia workers, David has appeared before the Law Amendments Committee of the Nova Scotia Legislature. He also secured changes to the Nova Scotia Human Rights Act to extend greater protection for Nova Scotians with disabilities.

While at law school, David was the recipient of the Lorne O. Clarke Prize in Dispute Resolution.

Year of Call
Nova Scotia, 2005

Law School
LL.B., Dalhousie University, 2004

B.A., Trent University, 2001

Labour Law
Human Rights