As founder and principal of Foster & Company, I oversee the firm’s practice and represent clients in commercial/complex litigation matters and in the investigation, management and resolution of insurance litigation throughout New Brunswick and Atlantic Canada. I have appeared at all levels of Court, including most recently the Supreme Court of Canada.
I also act as a mediator/arbitrator in a broad range of litigation disputes including motor vehicle accidents, Section B and LTD claims, commercial general liability, professional/medical negligence, and construction disputes. My ADR practice has grown significantly, and I have conducted mediations in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland in person, virtually, and in a hybrid setup.
I graduated from law school at l’Université de Moncton in 1985 and have been in private practice since then, practicing in both of New Brunswick’s official languages (French and English). I practiced in litigation as a partner at a full-service law firm before founding Foster & Company in 1997. In 2001, I successfully completed the Negotiation/Mediation Workshop at Harvard Law School. I was appointed King’s Counsel in 2011 and have been selected by peers for inclusion in Lexpert and Best Lawyers in Canada (corporate/commercial litigation and insurance law) and have an AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell rating.
In addition to membership in the Law Society of New Brunswick and the Canadian Bar Association, I am also a member of the Association des juristes d’expression française du Nouveau-Brunswick (AJEFNB), the Insurance Institute of New Brunswick, Canadian Defense Lawyers, and I am an elected member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel and the Provincial Chairperson for the Assocation of Defense Trial Attorneys.
In conjunction with my mediation practice, I am a member of the Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) Atlantic Institute and a diplomate member of the Canadian Association of Distinguished Neutrals.
My other passion is racing cars. You can find me competing in Formula F with Redevil Motorsports at sanctioned events both in Canada (ASN/FIA) and the United States (SCCA). With the support of long-time crew chief, Parker Ketch, we have won many races and secured multiple championships (AFRA, NARRC, NERRC and NYSRRC).