Richard S. Goodman, Q.C.

Legal Assistant: Claudette Wolfe

Richard (Rick) Goodman Q.C.has an extensive legal and business background as an owner of retail and web based operation as well as commercial and residential real estate.

  • Appointed Queen’s Counsel, 1997
  • Bar Admission: Nova Scotia, 1975
  • LL.B. (Dalhousie University, 1974)
  • B.Com. (Dalhousie University, 1971)

Rick is experienced in providing large and smaller industrial and business concerns in a wide variety of legal issues including contractual, employment, and other commercial matters. He has had the opportunity to serve a number of terms as acting senior corporate counsel to one of Nova Scotia’s largest manufacturers and counsel to clients in a diverse range of businesses from control software to logging, wind turbine generation to trucking. 

As a Standing Federal Crown Attorney for regulatory offences he has brought to trial matters involving enforcement of regulated commercial industries, particularly in the fishery. In addition he has completed a four year term as a panel member of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission. 

Rick has acted as a labour arbitrator and has participated as legal counsel in both civil and commercial mediations and arbitrations.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

  • Atlantic Provinces Trial Lawyers Association
  • Nova Scotia Barristers` Society
  • Registered submitter Nova Scotia Land Registration Act
  • Vice-President Pictou County Barristers’ Association

Personal, Community and Volunteer Activities

  • Past Rotary Director of International Service for NS, Nfld, PEI, and St. Pierre, Miquelon.
  • Director Aberdeen Health Foundation
  • Economic Development Committee Pictou County Chamber of Commerce
  • Past President, Director of the Rotary Club of New Glasgow
  • Past-Chairman Rotary International Youth Exchange, Counselor
  • Founding Director, and Secretary of The Friends of the Nova Scotia Museum of Industry Society; Chairperson - Donald Sobey
  • Past Director/Committee Chairman Decoste Entertainment Center, (Theatre) Pictou
  • Past Committee Member Aberdeen Hospital A-l fund raising campaign 1990
  • Past Director New Glasgow Waterfront Development Corporation
  • Past Director Pictou County Tourist Association
Qualifications
  • Appointed Queen’s Counsel, 1997
  • Bar Admission: Nova Scotia, 1975
  • LL.B. (Dalhousie University, 1974)
  • B.Com. (Dalhousie University, 1971)
Experience

Rick is experienced in providing large and smaller industrial and business concerns in a wide variety of legal issues including contractual, employment, and other commercial matters. He has had the opportunity to serve a number of terms as acting senior corporate counsel to one of Nova Scotia’s largest manufacturers and counsel to clients in a diverse range of businesses from control software to logging, wind turbine generation to trucking. 

As a Standing Federal Crown Attorney for regulatory offences he has brought to trial matters involving enforcement of regulated commercial industries, particularly in the fishery. In addition he has completed a four year term as a panel member of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission. 

Rick has acted as a labour arbitrator and has participated as legal counsel in both civil and commercial mediations and arbitrations.

Activities & Affiliations

Professional Activities & Affiliations

  • Atlantic Provinces Trial Lawyers Association
  • Nova Scotia Barristers` Society
  • Registered submitter Nova Scotia Land Registration Act
  • Vice-President Pictou County Barristers’ Association

Personal, Community & Volunteer Activities

  • Past Rotary Director of International Service for NS, Nfld, PEI, and St. Pierre, Miquelon.
  • Director Aberdeen Health Foundation
  • Economic Development Committee Pictou County Chamber of Commerce
  • Past President, Director of the Rotary Club of New Glasgow
  • Past-Chairman Rotary International Youth Exchange, Counselor
  • Founding Director, and Secretary of The Friends of the Nova Scotia Museum of Industry Society; Chairperson - Donald Sobey
  • Past Director/Committee Chairman Decoste Entertainment Center, (Theatre) Pictou
  • Past Committee Member Aberdeen Hospital A-l fund raising campaign 1990
  • Past Director New Glasgow Waterfront Development Corporation
  • Past Director Pictou County Tourist Association