Ellen R. Burke

Litigation Lawyer



Ellen is a member of our Litigation group, where her practice focuses on criminal litigation and family court matters. She was appointed to the Bar Council, Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, Central District, in 2016. Her enthusiasm and dedication extends to her community work. She acted as a proud “Big Sister” with Big Brothers Big Sisters Canada and was a member of the Board of Directors.

  • Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Commissioner, Elections Nova Scotia Committee
  • Council Representative for Central District (2016-2020) Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society
  • Former Committee Member, Professional Standards (Family Law), Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society
  • Former Committee Member, Finance Committee, Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society
  • Former Board Member, Investment Committee, Northern Opportunities for Business Limited
  • Former Board Member, Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Former Big Sister with Big Brothers Big Sisters, 2010-June, 2016
  • Presented “Managing the solicitor-client relationship”, CBA professional development session, December 7, 2018
  • Contributor to monthly column, Pictou County Advocate
  • Bar Admission: Admission: Nova Scotia, 2009
  • LL.B. (Dalhousie Law School, 2008)
  • Best Lawyers in Canada: recognized in Family Law, 2023