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Derrick J. Kimball

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury, Insurance Claims

Legal Career

  • Admitted to the Nova Scotia Bar in 1977
  • Began general law practice in Wolfville, Nova Scotia in partnership with Linden Smith, Q.C. until 1983
  • Commenced own practice Kimball & Associates
  • Solicitor for the Town of Wolfville 1978 – 1990
  • Solicitor for the Village of New Minas, 1981 – 1990
  • Adjudicator Small Claims Court of Nova Scotia 1980 – 1988
  • Vice Chair Assessment Appeal Court for Kings Assessment 1983 – 1988
  • General Law Practice involving extensive litigation as sole practice until election to Nova Scotia Legislature 1988
  • Formed the practice known today as Kimball Law in 1996
  • Now practice is almost exclusively in the fields of civil litigation and personal injury law

Past & Present Activities

  • Member of the Nova Scotia Bar
  • Member of the Canadian Bar Association
  • Member of the Kings County Barrister’s Society
  • Atlantic Provinces Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Actively involved with Progressive Conservative Party of Nova Scotia and the Federal Progressive Conservative Party on a local level

Political Career & Involvement

  • Elected to the Nova Scotia Legislative Assembly as a Member of Legislature for Kings South in September 1988 as a Progressive Conservative
  • Chairman of the Legislature Select Committee on Education 1991 – 1992
  • Chairman of the Government Caucus 1992
  • Chairman of the Legislature Standing Community Services Committee 1988 – 1992
  • Member of Legislative Committee on Law Amendments 1988 – 1992
  • Report of Community Services Committee on Drug Use and Abuse in Nova Scotia
  • Report of Community Services Committee on Video Gambling in Nova Scotia
  • Member of the Parliamentary Association of Canada and Commonwealth Parliamentary Association
  • Represented Nova Scotia at various interprovincial and international meetings and conferences

History of Courts & Tribunals Practiced

  • Appeared before numerous tribunals and boards/commissions
  • Practices at all levels of court in Nova Scotia with extensive experience in the criminal, family and civil courts as well as the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal
  • Practiced before the Federal Court and the Supreme Court of Canada
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