Mr. Canada is a seasoned trial attorney with significant experience in handling both small and large complex matters. He has tried numerous cases to Judges and Juries in both State and Federal courts in Louisiana and Mississippi. He has also mediated and arbitrated cases in Texas, Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi. Mr. Canada understands both sides of litigation, as he began his legal career representing injured plaintiffs, handling environmental and toxic tort, maritime and product’s liability claims. After two and a half years, he was hired by his current firm: against whom he had litigated several cases. Mr. Canada is a Director with the firm of Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith and is in charge of the firm’s Gulfport office.
Mr. Canada is panel counsel for several insurance companies in Louisiana and South Mississippi in the areas of employment law, construction law and professional malpractice defense. He is also general counsel for several local and regional companies to whom he gives legal advice related to all aspects of their businesses as well as handling their litigation needs: including contracts, risk management, commercial transactions, employment issues, vicarious liability, premises liability, insurance defense and products liability.
Mr. Canada is a frequent lecturer in the areas of commercial transactions, insurance, employment, risk management and construction law having presented seminars annually since 1997. He is accredited by the Louisiana State Insurance Commissioner, the American Institute of Architects and the Louisiana Board of Engineers and Land Surveyors to provide continuing education credits to attendees of his seminars. Mr. Canada also serves as an Assistant Bar Examiner for the Louisiana Supreme Court.
Martindale- Hubbell - AV Rating
Named Louisiana “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers Magazine, 2012
Named “Best Lawyer” by Best Lawyers publication, 2011
Named "Top Lawyer" by New Orleans Magazine, November 2009
Professional Liability Defense