Neil is an associate lawyer at TDS with a practice that focuses on civil litigation.
Neil has extensive courtroom experience, having appeared and argued in all levels of Court in Manitoba, including the Court of Appeal as well as the Supreme Court of Canada. During his time as a Crown Attorney with the Department of Justice, he prosecuted all manner of offences ranging from impaired driving to murder. Over the years, Neil’s practice focused primarily on appellate advocacy and prosecutions in the context of criminal organizations.
Neil spent the summers of 2007 & 2008 as a summer student with TDS. He returned in the spring of 2009 as an Articling Student-at-Law. Following his Call to the Bar in 2010, Neil practised with the Manitoba Department of Justice as a Crown Attorney until 2023. He is thrilled to return to private practice with TDS.
Bachelor of Laws, 2009, University of Manitoba
Bachelor of Fine Arts, 2002, York University
Recipient of The Elizabeth Thomson Advocacy Award
Valedictorian, Faculty of Law, Robson Hall,
Recipient of D’Arcy McCaffrey Prize for Advanced Advocacy, Faculty of Law, Robson Hall
Recipient of Western Canada Moot Award for Best Cross-Examination
Recipient of A.J. Christie Prize for Advocacy, Faculty of Law, Robson Hall
Recipient of Hon. Archie S. Dewar Award for Advocacy, Faculty of Law, Robson Hall
Winner of Solomon Greenberg Moot Court Competition, Faculty of Law, Robson Hall
Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre & Manitoba Bar Association
– Joint theatrical production (2011-2016, 2018)
– Board Member (2013-2016)
Guest Lecturer, Advanced Criminal Law, Faculty of Law, Robson Hall (2014 & 2015)
Guest Lecturer, Advocacy, Faculty of Law, Robson Hall (2014)
Guest Lecturer, Negotiations, Faculty of Law, Robson Hall (2014)
Neil has given many presentations relevant to Advocacy, Police investigations and Court Testimony and has spoken on the following issues and topics:
Neil has also given presentations on the following topics: