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Cathy Lahey, K.C.


Suite 1000, Brunswick House
44 Chipman Hill
Saint John, N.B.
E2L 2A9



Language(s) spoken: English

Bar Admission(s): New Brunswick, 1992

Legal Assistant(s): Margaret Briggs

Commercial and employment-related litigation are two issues facing Cathy’s clients, who include financial institutions, commercial creditors, employers, retailers, manufacturers, professional service firms and institutional clients. Some of the ways she helps these clients minimize their exposure to liability include:

  • Providing in-house training for clients and their employees regarding litigation-management issues, such as litigation-response strategies, document preservation and disclosure obligations and e-discovery process.
  • Advising institutional clients on administrative law issues, risk management, policy development and regulation, litigation-related issues and access to information issues.
  • Providing in-house training for clients and their employees on various employment-related issues, such as occupational health and safety, workplace harassment, performance management, discipline and termination.

Education & Career


Dalhousie University, LL.B., 1991
University of New Brunswick, B.A. (honours), 1988


Member, Canadian Bar Association
Regional managing partner, New Brunswick, 2008-2016


Best Lawyers 2021 Corporate and Commercial Litigation “Lawyer of the Year” in Saint John
King’s Counsel, 2013
Best Lawyers: Corporate and Commercial Litigation, 2012-2024
Martindale-Hubbell rating: CV
Lexpert rating: Litigation – Corporate Commercial, 2022 – 2024
Lexpert rating: Indigenous Law, 2021 – 2023
Lexpert rating: Litigation – Commercial Insurance, 2020 – 2023


Co-Presenter, “Protecting your Workplace: OH&S Legal Updates and Insights”, Stewart McKelvey Labour & Employment Webinar

April 16, 2024

Instructor, New Brunswick Law Society Bar Admission Course, Civil Procedure section, ongoing

Speaker, Canadian Bar Association – NB, E-Discovery

Speaker, Canadian Bar Association – NB, “Women Lawyers Forum: Climbing the Ladder to Partnership”, 2011

Speaker, Canadian Bar Association – NB, Health Law Developments Panel, 2010

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