Blair grew up on a farm in Brooklyn, Prince Edward Island. After completing his undergraduate degree at Dalhousie University in 1969, he served as a regular member of the RCMP for five (5) years. He then entered Law School and graduated from Dalhousie Law School in 1977. After admission to the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society in 1978, he began his practice in Dartmouth and has practiced continuously in Dartmouth since then. At the onset of his career, he practiced in the areas of Real Estate, Wills, Estates, Litigation, Criminal and Divorce Law. The main focus of his practice is now in the area of Real Estate, Wills and Estates.
Blair is a member of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) and the Real Estate Lawyers Association of Nova Scotia (RELANS). He serves on Nova Scotia Bar Society Subcommittees as well as a wide variety of community organizations. He volunteers in the preparation of Wills and providing Estate Advice for the Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia. He is a past Chair of Dartmouth Community Homemakers Association, was a member of the Board of Governors for Northwood Homecare and also a past Chair of the Residential Tenancies Board and Dartmouth Police Commission. He also served on the Police Review Board, Human Rights Commission and Board of Governors for Pine Hill Divinity Hall. He is actively involved in his Church as past Chair of Grace United Church Unified Board and sits on various committees within the Church. He enjoys dabbling in Politics as well.