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Carman G. McCormick, QC


Suite 900, Purdy’s Wharf Tower One
1959 Upper Water St.
Halifax, N.S.
B3J 3N2

Effective March 9, 2020, our civic address will change to:

Queen’s Marque
600-1741 Lower Water Street
Halifax, N.S.
B3J 0J2 (Please note: postal code was updated February 12th)



Language(s) spoken: English

Bar Admission(s): Nova Scotia, 1972; New Brunswick, 1983

Legal Assistant(s): Cathy Brooks

Carman provides sound, timely and effective advice and advocacy to his clients, which include health organizations and health providers, insurers, professional associations, individuals and corporations. Some of the ways he has helped these clients are by:

  • Acting for health care providers by defending them in medical malpractice claims.
  • Representing clients before all levels of courts, tribunals, public inquiries and mediations.
  • Acting for clients with respect to regulatory and disciplinary matters involving professional associations and responsibility.

Education & Career


Dalhousie University, LL.B., 1972
Dalhousie University, B.Ed., 1967


Member, Canadian Bar Association
Past president, Nova Scotia Medical Legal Society


Queen’s Counsel, 1988
Best Lawyers 2019 Health Care Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Halifax
Best Lawyers 2017 Health Care Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Halifax
Best Lawyers 2015 Health Care Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Halifax
Best Lawyers: Health Care Law, 2009-2020
Best Lawyers: Insurance Law, 2006, 2008-2020
Best Lawyers: Personal Injury Litigation, 2006, 2008-2020
Lexpert rating: Medical Negligence
Martindale-Hubbell rating: AV Preeminent® (highest peer rating)


Carman has lectured, taught courses and presented programs on insurance law, civil advocacy and health law at courses conducted by Dalhousie Law School, the Nova Scotia Bar Admission Course, the Continuing Legal Education Society of Nova Scotia and the Canadian Bar Association, as well as participating in CLE and professional development programs organized by companies and other organizations.

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