Erin Kennedy

Erin joined Wagners in May 2020 as a law student, stayed as an articled clerk in June 2021, and then as a lawyer in June 2022. Erin practices in the class actions and medical malpractice groups at Wagners. Before coming to law, Erin completed a master’s degree in genetics and a doctorate in biochemistry, publishing ten peer-reviewed articles and presenting at over ten national and international conferences. Much of Erin’s research was focused on genetic defects in metabolism, cell cycle regulation, and modeling rare diseases to identify potential drug targets. Erin has also worked for Defence Research and Development Canada, developing novel genetic tests for radiation exposure.

Bringing her scientific expertise to law, Erin attended the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie, completing her law degree in 2021 with a Health Law and Policy specialization. During her degree, Erin had a placement with the Policy and Legislative Branch with the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness and was a Student Clerk for the Nova Scotia Supreme Court.

Professional Memberships

  • Atlantic Provinces Trial Lawyers Association
  • Nova Scotia Barrister’s Society
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Genetics Society of America
  • Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences


  • Juris Doctor (Health Law and Policy), Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, 2021
  • Doctorate in Philosophy (Biochemistry), University of Ottawa, 2018
  • Master of Science (Genetics), University of Alberta, 2008
  • Bachelor of Science, Honours with First Class Distinction, Dalhousie University, 2005

Legal Publications

  • Leah Hutt, Elaine Gibson, and Erin Kennedy, “Call for Action: Provinces and Territories Must Protect our Genetic Information” (2021) 44:2 Dal LJ 413 (LINK)