Sandra L. McCulloch

Litigation Lawyer



Sandra has always been passionate about helping real people through difficult times, which has led her to develop a practice in the areas of probate and estate matters, including difficult estate disputes, as well as personal injury and insurance disputes.  While building her practice with Patterson Law since her call to the Bar in 2011, Sandra has successfully assisted many clients through the legalities of these personal challenges, whether by settlement or by litigating those challenges at all levels of Court in Nova Scotia.  Sandra’s interests also include the laws affecting animals, and municipal law matters.

At home, Sandra is the proud mother of two young children and her dog, Heidi, all of whom regularly put her creative thinking and negotiation skills to the test.

  • Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Board of Directors, VON, Colchester East Hants Branch (June 2015-present)
  • Lay Member, Complaints Committee, Nova Scotia Veterinary Medical Association (2015-present)
  • Chair, Third Place Transition House (2014-2015)
  • Vice-Chair, Third Place Transition House (2013-2014)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Third Place Transition House (June 2012-June 2015)
  • Board Member, Dalhousie Legal Aid Service, September 2009-August 2010
  • Student Member, Teaching Evaluation Committee, Schulich School of Law, September 2008-June 2010
  • Student Volunteer, Family Law Information Centre of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court, Family Division (September 2008-April 2009)
  • Amnesty International – Canada, National Office, Ottawa, Ontario, January 2006-September 2007
  • Bar Admission: Nova Scotia, 2011
  • LL.B. (Dalhousie, Schulich School of Law, 2010)
  • B.A., Honours (Carleton University, 2006)