Lawyers and Staff



David G. Barrett


A graduate of Dalhousie University (B.A., LL.B), David G. Barrett practised law in Vancouver, British Columbia from 1983 to 1988.  In 1988, David returned to Nova Scotia to provide legal representation for a party in The Marshall Inquiry.

Since 1988, David’s practice has concentrated in the areas of property law, corporate law, wills and estates, family law, criminal law, and personal injury.  As well, David has been appointed as acting Crown Attorney in both Halifax and Dartmouth Provincial Courts since 1998, and is legal counsel to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Veterans’ Association in Nova Scotia.

Prior to obtaining his LL.B degree, David was a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in both Alberta and British Columbia, and served his last four years working with the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) in British Columbia.

 Our Paralegals

Our firm is so fortunate to have three highly-skilled paralegals on staff.  Barbara, Penny, and Romi have many decades of experience as senior paralegals.

Barbara Barrett


Since graduation from the University of Alberta (Edmonton), Barbara has worked as a paralegal in Alberta, British Columbia, and Nova Scotia.

Barbara met David while temping as a paralegal at a law firm in Burnaby, British Columbia, and the rest, as they say, is history.

Penny AuCoin


Penny has worked as a paralegal in both Bedford and Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia.  Penny’s skills and expertise in all matters relating to property, as well as her delightful  personality, are without parallel.

Penny’s direct phone number is 902-407-3247.

Romi Foley

Romi has worked as a paralegal for senior counsel in Halifax and Dartmouth in the areas of criminal, property, and corporate law.   Romi’s skills and attention to detail are outstanding, not to mention her wonderful wit and sense of humour.

Romi’s direct phone number is 902-835-9843.