Expert Qualifications

This highly qualified attorney has been studying legal ethics for over 40 years. He earned his BA cum laude from Carleton University, his LLB summa cum laude from the Université de Sherbrooke, and his LLM from Yale Law School. Additionally, he was Columbia University's Law and Economics Fellow in 1981. Before coming to the US and entering academia, he served as a law clerk for a member of Canada's Supreme Court. He also served for five years on Quebec's Human Rights Commission. He sits on the advisory boards of several other think tanks. He sits on the Board of Governors of the National Association of Scholars. He or his op-eds have appeared in varied electronic media (including CNN, CNNfn, C-Span, Fox News, Fox News Online, Hudson Institute Online, National Public Radio, National Review Online, Tech Central Station, Voice of America, C.BC, Radio-Canada, and West German Radio) as well as in a wide array of newspapers (including the Wall St. Journal, Christian Science Monitor, Baltimore Sun, Washington Times, Tulsa Journal, Kansas City Star, [Montreal] La Presse, Montreal Gazette, [Montreal] Le Devoir, [Toronto] Globe and Mail, and Japan Times). Currently, he is a Professor of Law at a VA university where he teaches Torts, Legal Ethics, Products Liability, and Jurisprudence. His research on torts and ethics issues is nationally known has published numerous books, chapters, and articles on legal ethics. Notably, he is co-author of two editions of West's Legal Ethics in a Nutshell and is sole author of two editions of West's Products Liability hornbook.

Bio Snapshot

  • Location: VA
  • BA, Sociology and History, Carleton University
  • LLB, Université de Sherbrooke
  • LLM, Yale Law School
  • Fellowship, Law and Economics, Columbia University
  • Licensed, Attorney, VA
  • Licensed, Attorney, United States Supreme Court Bar
  • Member, American Law Institute
  • Member, United States Commission for Civil Rights
  • Member, National Association of Scholars
  • Member, Virgina Association of Scholars
  • Former, Clerk, Hon. Justice Louis-Philippe Pigeon, Supreme Court of Canada
  • Former, Attorney, Pratte Monast & Associates
  • Former, Professor of Law, Université de Sherbrooke
  • Former, Visiting Associate Professor, University of Toronto
  • Former, Professor, Tort Law, Institute for US Law
  • Former, Visiting Professor, University of Haifa
  • Former, Fellow, Legal Ethics, Princeton University
  • Former, Of Counsel, The Clearspire Law Firm
  • Currently, Professor of Law, a prestigious VA law school

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