Laurie C. LaViolette, B.A., LL.B
Barrister & Solicitor


Laurie C. LaViolette is the senior solicitor at LaViolette Law.

She grew up in the HRM, receiving her undergraduate degree from St. Mary’s University in Halifax, and her law degree from Dalhousie University.

She is a member of the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society and has been practicing law in the HRM for over 27 years; in Bedford, since 2002.

Laurie’s preferred areas of practice include Personal Injury and Disability Claims including Insurance Litigation as well as Estate Planning including the drafting of Wills, Powers of Attorney and Personal Care Directives.  She also assists clients acting as Executors/Personal Representative of Estates by guiding them through the probate court process and litigating estate claims and challenges.  Laurie is an ad hoc lecturer for the Retirement Planning Institute and has been giving presentations on Estate Planning to Federal Employees at their seminars for over 10 years.

In addition, Laurie also has a thriving Real Property practice. She is certified under the Land Registration Act to migrate property and certify title and she represents clients with real property purchases, sales and mortgages.  Laurie has been involved in Real Estate law since commencing practice, she has acted as in-house counsel for a local brokerage and later as principal/owner of a small brokerage, she is as a result well versed in the many sides of real estate conveyancing.

Laurie is a member of the Atlantic Provincial Trial Lawyers’ Association (APTLA) and the Canadian Bar Association (CBA).   In 2018 she completed her two year term as Chair of the General Practice, Solo and Small Firm section of the Canadian Bar Association, Nova Scotia chapter.  She also sat as an adjudicator on the Regional Assessment Appeal Tribunal for many years hearing appeals of both residential and commercial property assessments.

Laurie volunteers in the community and has done so over the years with The Abilities Foundation, The Arthritis Society, Feed Nova Scotia and the Progress Club, to name a few.

Laurie prides herself on a very high standard of service and attention to detail which has resulted in a loyal list of repeat clientele over the years.  She welcomes new and returning clients to contact her directly at 902-832-8066 or via e-mail

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