Jonathan Coady has received the top recognition designation in the field of law.
Coady, who is currently practising law as a partner with Stewart McKelvey’s in Charlottetown, has received the Queen’s Counsel designation – the highest honour a lawyer can receive in their field.
He will formally be recognized at Government House by Lt.-Gov. Antoinette Perry.
The Queen’s Counsel designation dates back to 16th century England, when one or two senior barristers of the High Court were entrusted with providing the Crown with legal counsel.
Today, the recipient is nominated by the legal community for their professional experience, leadership, their excellence in the practice of law and their contribution to the community or public service.
Coady earned a bachelor of law degree at Dalhousie University in 2006 and a master of law at the University of Cambridge in 2009. He clerked at the Federal Court of Canada before being called to the bar in P.E.I. and in Nova Scotia in 2007.
Coady was recently named lawyer of the year in Charlottetown by Best Lawyers 2020, Corporate and Commercial Litigation, as well as one of Best Lawyers Appellate Practice, 2020.