Daniel S. Walker

Legal Assistant: Eden Bouchie

As a partner with Patterson Law, Daniel practises primarily family law, shepherding his clients through what can be a difficult time of conflict. He is trained in collaborative family law and is an executive member of the Nova Scotia Association of Collaborative Family Law Professionals. Daniel has also served as chair of the Family Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association, Nova Scotia branch.

Originally from New Brunswick, Daniel moved to Halifax in 1977 to take up studies at Dalhousie University. Since completing his legal training in 1984, he has continued to make Nova Scotia his home, practising with firms in both Halifax and Dartmouth.

As an active member of the community serving on various boards and committees, and having also served as a part-time lecturer at Saint Mary’s University, Daniel understands the pressures of juggling a multitude of responsibilities.

  • Bar Admission: Nova Scotia, 1984 
  • LL.B. (Dalhousie University, 1983) 
  • B.A (Dalhousie University, 1980)

Daniel has appeared in all levels of courts in Nova Scotia, not only in family law matters but also general civil litigation cases.  In addition to his family law work, Daniel acts in real estate transactions, estate planning and probate matters.

Professional Activities and Affiliations
  • Nova Scotia Barristers` Society
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Expert Advisory Panel, Family Law Reform Project
  • Executive Member, Nova Scotia Association of Collaborative Family Law Professionals
  • Former chair, Family Law Section, Canadian Bar Association, Nova Scotia Branch
Personal, Community and Volunteer Activities
  • Member, ad hoc committee sponsoring a Syrian refugee family
  • Member and volunteer, All Nations Church
  • Former member, St. Paul’s Home Board
  • Former executive member of World Renew international relief and development agency
  • Former board chair, Halifax Independent School

  • Financial Realities of Shared Parenting – Schulich School of Law, January 20, 2016
  • Presentation on Collaborative Family Law to advanced family law course members – Schulich School of Law, March 30, 2016
  • Former part-time lecturer, Saint Mary’s University
Qualifications
  • Bar Admission: Nova Scotia, 1984 
  • LL.B. (Dalhousie University, 1983) 
  • B.A (Dalhousie University, 1980)
Experience

Daniel has appeared in all levels of courts in Nova Scotia, not only in family law matters but also general civil litigation cases.  In addition to his family law work, Daniel acts in real estate transactions, estate planning and probate matters.

Professional Activities and Affiliations

  • Nova Scotia Barristers` Society
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Expert Advisory Panel, Family Law Reform Project
  • Executive Member, Nova Scotia Association of Collaborative Family Law Professionals
  • Former chair, Family Law Section, Canadian Bar Association, Nova Scotia Branch
Personal, Community and Volunteer Activities
  • Member, ad hoc committee sponsoring a Syrian refugee family
  • Member and volunteer, All Nations Church
  • Former member, St. Paul’s Home Board
  • Former executive member of World Renew international relief and development agency
  • Former board chair, Halifax Independent School
Publications and Presentations
  • Financial Realities of Shared Parenting – Schulich School of Law, January 20, 2016
  • Presentation on Collaborative Family Law to advanced family law course members – Schulich School of Law, March 30, 2016
  • Former part-time lecturer, Saint Mary’s University