Killian McParland

Associate

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

+1.902.444.1722

+1.902.420.1417

kmcparland@stewartmckelvey.com

Language(s) spoken: English

Bar Admission(s): Nova Scotia, 2017; Ontario, 2017

Legal Assistant(s): Susan Snow

Killian’s practice is focused on the core of every organization: the people. His approach is client-centric, forward-thinking and detail-oriented. He provides tailored advisory and advocacy services related to:

  • Performance management and discipline
  • Workplace accommodation and claims of discrimination
  • Termination and severance advice and claims of wrongful dismissal
  • Operational restructuring advice and claims of constructive dismissal
  • Occupational health and safety and claims for workers’ compensation
  • Union applications for certification and other Labour Board matters
  • Labour grievances and arbitrations
  • Employment and independent contractor agreements, policies and procedures
  • Employment- and labour-related matters in corporate transactions

Education & Career

Education

Dalhousie University, Schulich School of Law, JD, 2016
Queen’s University, Smith School of Business, BComm (Hons), 2012

Activities

Member, Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE)
Member, The Advocates’ Society
Member, Canadian Bar Association
Recording secretary, Laing House Association Board
Judicial law clerk, Federal Court of Canada, 2016 – 2017

Accolades

Killian received many awards while attending law school, including:

  • Schulich Scholarship in Law
  • Blakes Scholar Award
  • Torey Family Scholarship
  • Clifford Rae Achievement Award
  • Borden Ladner Gervais Professional Excellence Award

Thought Leadership

Presentations

Speaker and participant at a number of seminars relating to the field of labour and employment law