When your life gets complicated, Melanie’s no-nonsense approach will help you untangle it.  As a certified mediator, Melanie will work with you to find common ground and mutual agreement whenever possible.  In high conflict cases, Melanie has the knowledge and experience to see your matter through. Whether you’re starting a family and buying a home, starting your own business or experiencing a marital breakdown, Melanie can help you, your family and your business move forward with confidence.

Melanie has over 20 years of experience resolving legal issues and closing deals for clients of every description. She has advocated for the rights of individuals, parents, grandparents and adoptive parents before the Family Division and Court of Appeal of Newfoundland and Labrador. Many satisfied clients return when they are looking to buy, sell or refinance their homes, to prepare their wills or to start a new business.

No matter how great or how small, your matter is important to us. We’re waiting for your call.

Areas of Practice

    • Family
    • Real Estate
    • Civil Litigation
    • Wills and Estates
    • Corporate & Commercial
    • Dispute Resolution and Mediation

Professional Designations

    • 2019 – Appointed Queen's Counsel
    • 2012 – Mediation Training Certificate
    • 2001 – Gordon M. Stirling Distinguished Service Award, Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador
    • 1995 – Called to the Bar of Newfoundland and Labrador
    • 1994 – Bachelor of Laws Degree from McGill University
    • 1989 – Bachelor of Science (Hons.) from Memorial University of Newfoundland

Community Involvement

    • Past Chair of the National Family Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA)
    • Author of articles for the CBA National Family Law publication
    • Current board member of the Confederation Building Daycare Board of Directors
    • Past Chair and Parent Representative of the Family Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association - Newfoundland and Labrador Branch
    • Served on the Heritage Committee with the City of St. John’s for 12 years
    • Past Chair and Parent Representative of the Bishop Field Elementary School Council
    • Long-term member of the Gower Community Band and Gower Youth Band Programs



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Legal Assistant

Connie Foley

Connie Foley