Sometimes our peers say it better:
"Bruce T. MacIntosh, Q.C. lives and practices by the highest standards of integrity, bringing an acute intellect together with a passion for justice to his legal representations. His commitment to service and his assumption of the roles and responsibilities for which he is so well suited, embody the best of our profession."
Distinguished Service Award
Nova Scotia Barristers' Society
The 2nd of 3 generations of MacIntosh lawyers to practise law at Mac, Mac & Mac, Bruce MacIntosh leads our Litigation Group.
If client service and satisfaction is measurable, then a lawyer is perhaps best judged by the clients he attracts and serves. From more than 96,000 Canadian lawyers, the national governing body for all lawyers in Canada sought out our Senior Partner to act on its behalf before the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa. Bruce was honored to be solicited for this important assignment. He was pleased to deliver a successful ruling to his client. He has similarly been retained for appellate work by the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society and for legal opinions by the Canadian Bar Association - Nova Scotia Branch.
One of approximately 2 dozen Canadian lawyers to be invited into the prestigious membership of the International Society of Barristers, Bruce MacIntosh has a widely recognized record of competence at all levels of our Courts.
Bruce MacIntosh has had a variety of high profile cases that have attracted national legal prominence, including the Westray Mine Disaster, the Diocese of Antigonish Class Action Settlement, Casinogate (Fiske v. Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation and Government of Nova Scotia) and Lamb v. Brimstone Foundation et al., the international pursuit of offshore trusts and one of Canada's more notorious dead beat dads. His litigation and negotiation skills have been called upon by some of Nova Scotia's most prominent families and industries. He has successfully represented one of Nova Scotia's largest employers in a series of complex tax challenges. In addition to such high profile and complex cases, Bruce continues to represent many of our clients in conventional litigation matters, including personal injury lawsuits, employment law, and commercial disputes.
Bruce was the youngest member of the bar ever to be elected by his peers as President of the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society. He was the first lawyer to receive the Queen's Counsel (QC) designation under the reformed, merit based process for selection. He led the Nova Scotia Bar in its response to the Marshall Inquiry and was instrumental in the fundamental overhaul of the ethics and discipline processes of the Nova Scotia Bar and the medical profession in Nova Scotia. He has been a perennial chair of the formal disciplinary hearings of the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society and has acted as Ethics Advisor for a variety of clients and professions. He has been frequently called upon to lecture on issues of labour relations, board governance, corporate liability, and legal ethics.
Bruce MacIntosh received his BA from Queen's University in 1970 and his LLB from Dalhousie Law School in 1974. He has served on the Board of Directors and as a guest lecturer for the Continuing Legal Education Society of Nova Scotia. He is a member of the Canadian Bar Association. His community service has included the Board of Directors of the QEII Health Sciences Centre and the Nova Scotia College of Physicians and Surgeons. He has been President of New Glasgow Rotary Club, a Founding Chair of Citizens Against Pollution Society, and a Lay Chair of his church congregation. He has acted as volunteer legal counsel for a variety of community organizations, including St. F.X. Extension Department, Tearmann House for Battered Women, Second Stage Housing Society, Kids First Association, Refugee Support Society, Highland Community Residential Services for the Mentally Challenged, New Glasgow Credit Union, and other community agencies.