Queen’s Counsel



Monday, October 19, 2015

Eleven New Brunswick lawyers have been appointed Queen’s Counsel by the Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick, the Honourable Jocelyne Roy Vienneau.

The recipients are:

  • Johanne Bray, Q.C.
  • Michael Brenton, Q.C.
  • Ellen C. Desmond, Q.C.
  • George P. Filliter, Q.C.
  • Rita Godin, Q.C.
  • Charles V. Kingston, Q.C.
  • Christian E. Michaud, Q.C.
  • Brian F. P. Murphy, Q.C.
  • Honourable Joseph T. Robertson, Q.C.
  • Louise B. Somers, Q.C.
  • Kelly T. VanBuskirk, Q.C.

The distinction of Queen’s Counsel is conferred upon experienced lawyers in recognition of their commitment to the principles of the legal profession and contributions to their communities.

Eligible lawyers include those who have been members of the Law Society of New Brunswick and have been engaged in the active practice of law in the province for at least 15 years with extensive experience before the courts or who have demonstrated exceptional service to the profession.

The swearing-in ceremony took place on Monday, October 19, 2015, at the Legislative Assembly in Fredericton.