Mel joined Lawson Creamer in 2000 upon his admission to the New Brunswick Bar. His practice focuses largely on labour and employment, debtor/creditor law and construction litigation.

In 2010, Mel was welcomed into the partnership team.

Mel is actively involved in the Canadian Bar Association.

He is a former Chair of the Young Lawyers CBA-NB, a former member of the executive of the Labour and Employment Group and a former Peer Volunteer for the CBA-NB Lawyer’s Assistance Program.

Mel volunteers his time to his profession by teaching seminars and courses in his areas of practice, including the Bar Admission course of the Law Society of New Brunswick.

Community Contributions

Mel enjoys being actively involved in the Saint John community.

He previously volunteered with the Saint John Theatre Company and the historic Church of St. Andrew and St. David.

He also served as a legal officer for several years with the Canadian Forces.

Mel served as a Councillor for Ward 3 from 2010-2012 and as Mayor of the City of Saint John from 2012-2016.

Currently, he serves as the Chair of WorkSafe New Brunswick.


  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of New Brunswick
  • Saint John Law Society
  • Bar of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Outside the Office

Mel and his wife Stephanie live in the heart of beautiful Uptown Saint John.

Bachelor of Arts '97 (UNB)

Bachelor of Law '99 (UNB)