Maddy Carter is a class action lawyer with Wagners, a law firm in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The firm is dedicated to personal injury, medical malpractice and class action litigation, exclusively advocating for plaintiffs.
Maddy’s unique practice involves representing plaintiffs in class actions involving institutional abuse, environmental issues, pharmaceutical and product liability, Crown liability, privacy breaches, and a variety of other systemic issues. Maddy is motivated by the potential to bring about widescale benefits and give voice to issues that otherwise would remain out of the courtroom.
As a firm, Wagners been presented with the Excellence Award for Atlantic Canada Law Firm of the Year in both 2020 and 2021 as a resulting of voting conducted in the Canadian Law Awards. Wagners has been repeatedly ranked many times over by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as Leading Practitioners. Wagners was recognized as a Top 10 Personal Injury Boutique Firm by the Canadian Lawyer Magazine in 2013-14 and again in 2017-18. The firm’s class actions group works alongside thriving personal injury and medical malpractice departments, with a lean but mighty team of 11 lawyers and 21 incredible staff.
In her practice, Maddy advocates on behalf of those who would lack access to justice but for the tool of class actions, and for the furtherance of restorative justice principles in class action resolutions. Maddy and her colleagues at Wagners believe that a valuable innovation in this type of civil litigation is the incorporation of restorative justice in appropriate cases. It lets lawyers reach beyond the traditional confines of civil litigation and enhance the benefits of resolution. Most recently, Wagners and co-counsel took a restorative justice approach in an historic $900 million settlement for survivors of sexual misconduct in the Canadian Armed Forces with a policy-focused element to benefit survivors.
The firm has advanced numerous class actions over the last dozen or so years and has represented thousands of individuals. Resolutions have been reached in product liability, institutional abuse, pharmaceutical, environmental and privacy breach class actions.
Maddy has a law degree from the Schulich School of Law (2010) and a Master of Law from the University of Cambridge (2014). She is a recipient of the Right Honourable Paul Martin Sr. Scholarship and was repeatedly recognized by the University of Cambridge for her academic achievements in her graduate work in public international law.
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