Patterson Law Welcomes 5 Lawyers
Published September 2, 2020
Patterson Law is pleased to announce the recruitment of a new partner and a new associate and the elevation of three associates.
Ryan Brennan has joined the firm as partner, working out of the firm’s Quinn Street office in west end Halifax, as of September 1.
A graduate of Saint Mary’s University and Dalhousie University’s Schulich School of Law, Brennan has practiced law in Halifax for 15 years, focusing on residential and commercial real estate, corporate and commercial matters, and wills and estates matters. An active community leader in such organizations as the Spryfield Business Commission and the Spryfield Lions Rink and Recreation Society, Brennan also served as provincial and national chair of the general practice, solo and small firm section of the Canadian Bar Association and on the board of commissioners for the Nova Scotia Real Estate Commission.
“Our firm is committed to the success of our clients by ensuring we have a talented and trusted team of lawyers and other professionals available to work with them, especially during these challenging economic times,” said Dennis James, Managing Partner of Patterson Law. “Ryan Brennan has established himself as a leading practitioner in Halifax who also embodies the Patterson Law tradition of community service and building a better legal profession in our province. He started his legal career at Patterson Law and we are delighted to welcome him back as a new partner.”
Julia Maloney is joining Patterson Law as an associate, working out of the firm’s Quinn Street office in west end Halifax, starting September 8. A graduate of the University of New Brunswick’s Faculty of Law, Maloney was on the Dean’s List at law school and earned numerous academic awards. Since being called to the Nova Scotia bar in 2018, Maloney has practiced at another Halifax firm, where she helped clients with real estate purchases, sales, refinance and wills and estates.
“Julia possesses a sharp legal mind and a drive for excellence,” added James. “Patterson Law’s clients will benefit from the contributions of this dynamic, emerging talent and we are excited that Julia has chosen our firm to build and grow her career.”
Patterson Law also invested in the future earlier this summer by naming three new associates from within the firm. Anne-Marie Campbell, Matthew MacLellan and Anthony Scott became associates following their admission to the Nova Scotia bar in June.
Based out of the Truro office, Anne-Marie Campbell works out of the litigation group, practicing primarily in the areas of family law, child protection and criminal defence. She holds an undergraduate degree from Dalhousie University and earned a law degree from the University of New Brunswick in 2019. She joined Patterson Law as a summer student and was an articled clerk in 2019-2020.
Based out of the downtown Halifax office, Matthew MacLellan also works out of the firm’s litigation group, with a focus on civil litigation, family law, criminal defence and personal injury. He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of King’s College/Dalhousie University, a Master of Business Administration degree from the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University and a law degree from Dalhousie University’s Schulich School of Law. He joined Patterson Law as a summer student and was an articled clerk in 2019-2020.
Also based out of the downtown Halifax office, Anthony Scott joined Patterson Law as a legal analyst in 2015. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and earned his law degree from Dalhousie University’s Schulich School of Law. As part of the firm’s litigation group, Scott’s practice will focus primarily on civil and commercial litigation matters, class proceedings and criminal defence work.
“Anne-Marie, Matthew and Anthony have demonstrated a high level of performance since joining Patterson Law. We are thrilled in what they will bring for our clients now as high performing associates,” said James. “As we look towards 100 years as a firm at the end of this decade, our future as Patterson Law remains bright.”
About Patterson Law
Clients coming first has been the core value of Patterson Law since the firm opened its doors in 1928. Today, Patterson Law helps clients succeed through a talented team of legal professionals in five offices across Nova Scotia – Truro, Halifax (Downtown), Halifax (Quinn Street), Bridgewater and New Glasgow.