J. Ronald Creighton, QC

With profound sadness, Patterson Law acknowledges the sudden passing of Ron Creighton Q.C. on August 7, 2021. Ron was a dear friend, an outstanding lawyer, a successful business leader and a very decent person. A memorium to Ron can be found HERE


Ron Creighton has been providing exceptional legal services and service to his community for over 45 years.  He provides leadership in the areas of residential and commercial real estate, wills and estates and aboriginal law.  Ron was a member of the working group responsible for the implementation of the Land Registry System in Nova Scotia.

Ron is a Past President of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, Past Chair of the Colchester Regional Development Agency, and an honorary member of the Native Council of Nova Scotia.  He was awarded an honorary diploma from the Nova Scotia Community College for his outstanding contribution to economic development and volunteerism. He is also recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in Canada for Real Estate Law and Trusts and Estates.

  • Significant experience in negotiating and drafting purchase and sale agreements of land
  • Detailed involvement in all aspects of financing large and small transactions
  • Acted on behalf of Crown to organize searching and certifying of title to substantial land purchases
  • Appointed Queen’s Counsel, 1998
  • Best Lawyers in Canada: recognized for real estate law (2010-2021)
  • Best Lawyers in Canada: recognized for trusts and estates (2013-2021)
  • Martindale-Hubbell International Law Directory BV Distinguished® peer ranking
  • Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Past President, Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, 2009
  • Member and Chair of numerous committees, Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society
  • Past managing partner, Patterson Law
  • Chair, Tatamagouche & Area School Advisory Council
  • Past Chair and member, Colchester Regional Development Agency (CORDA)
  • Past Chair and member, North Shore Community Development Association (NSCDA)
  • Past Chair and member of numerous committees, Sharon United Church
  • Presenter at numerous CBA/NSBS CLE Real Estate Conferences
  • Authored various papers for Real Estate CLE Conferences
  • Hosted numerous seminars for local real estate agents
  • Bar Admission: Nova Scotia, 1974
  • LL.B. (Dalhousie University, 1974)
  • B.A. (Dalhousie University, 1971)