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Andrea Pierce
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Partner
Paralegal
Paralegal
BIO

Andrea is a partner at our Halifax Office.  She practices Family Law, Health Law and General Litigation.

In Family Law, Andrea assists her clients through difficult periods of transition with timely and strategic advice, and compassion.  Andrea has experience negotiating complex cohabitation agreements and separation agreements.  Her keen eye for detail ensures nothing is overlooked.  When negotiation has not been a workable option, Andrea has strongly advocated for clients in the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia (Family Division) regarding all types of family law issues including parenting and relocation, child support, spousal support, division of matrimonial assets, and claims to division of business assets.

In Health Law and Litigation, Andrea is a strong oral and written advocate, a strategic thinker, and a proficient negotiator.  She has represented clients at many levels of court, including the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal, and administrative tribunals.

Andrea’s education (a Bachelor of Commerce with Distinction at Queen’s University, including an international exchange at the University of Western Australia; and a law degree at the University of New Brunswick) provided her with a strong foundation for a legal career.  In 2010, Andrea was hired as a summer student at Cox & Palmer after her first year of law school.  She has been with the firm since then, except for a hiatus in 2015/2016 when she was honoured to accept a clerkship at the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia.  This clerkship provided Andrea with invaluable experience working with the judiciary and insight into the Court’s processes.

BACKGROUND

Bar Admission

  • Nova Scotia (2013)

Law School

  • University of New Brunswick

Education

  • University of New Brunswick (JD, 2012)
  • Queen’s University (B. Comm. , 2009)

Law Society Memberships

  • Nova Scotia Barristers' Society
  • Canadian Bar Association

Languages

  • English