Lawyer Profile

Background

Anne Fagan was admitted to the Newfoundland and Labrador Bar in April, 1986, having received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador in 1982, and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of New Brunswick in 1985. She furthered her education in 1996 by receiving Certificates in Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution from the University of Windsor. Ms. Fagan was appointed Queens Counsel in 2011.

Ms. Fagan has extensive litigation experience and practices in the areas of elder law, wills and estates, real estate, family, corporate, commercial, personal injury, product and manufacture liability, fisheries, environmental, and marine law. Her professional practice also includes alternative dispute resolution and mediation. Ms. Fagan is counsel for the Public Prosecutions Service of Canada.

Ms. Fagan was appointed as Counsel to the Commissioner of the Offshore Helicopter Safety Inquiry in 2009 and served until 2011. This Inquiry was established after the crash of Cougar's Sikorsky Helicopter Flight 491 on March 12, 2009, while enroute to the Sea Rose Oil facilities offshore Newfoundland.

Ms. Fagan is currently a member of the Disciplinary Panel of the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador. She has been a volunteer for the Canadian Bar Association and has held the positions of president, vice-president, secretary, and treasurer of the Newfoundland branch. She was a member of the national board of directors and has chaired several committees. Ms. Fagan was also a member of the board of directors, a member of the management board, and has chaired a number of committees for the Canadian Bar Insurance Association. She has also served on the Rules Committee of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Ms. Fagan is a member of the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Canadian Bar Association, the Atlantic Provinces Arbitration and Mediation Institute, Canadian Maritime Law Association, and the Business Association of Newfoundland and Labrador.