David Swayze received his Bachelor of Law degree from Dalhousie University and joined Meighen Haddad as an articling student in 1997, He was called to the Bar of Manitoba in 1998 and became a partner in 2003.
David has focused his practice on management side labour and employment law and represents many of the firm’s public sector, not for profit, and business clients advising them on matters relating to employment law, labour relations, human rights, and privacy. David’s clients include Assiniboine Community College, Brandon School Division, Brandon University and Prairie Mountain Health.
David has appeared before all levels of courts in Manitoba as well numerous administrative tribunals and boards of arbitration. He also represents the firm’s clients during collective bargaining. David is a Trademark Agent and provides advice in the area of intellectual property and technology law.
David was born and raised in Brandon and giving back to his community and his profession is a personal priority. He is a past President of the Brandon University Alumni Association. David is a Life Bencher of the Law Society of Manitoba, having served as a Bencher representing the Western Judicial District for seven years, and President of Law Society from 2013 to 2014. Following his term as Bencher, David was nominated by the Law Society of Manitoba to represent it on the Council of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada from 2014 until 2020, where he Chaired the CanLII Nominating Committee and the National Standing Committee on the Model Code of Professional Conduct. In addition, David often volunteers his time to provide education seminars on labour, employment and human rights law to human resource professionals, clients, business groups, and fellow lawyers.
David maintains memberships in the Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers, the Canadian Association of University Solicitors, and the Manitoba Bar Association.
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