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Erin McSorley


Queen’s Marque
600-1741 Lower Water Street
Halifax, N.S.
B3J 0J2



Language(s) spoken: English

Bar Admission(s): Nova Scotia, 2020

Legal Assistant(s): Kristen Petrikowski

A background in public health has allowed Erin to consider the big picture, understand the root causes of legal conflicts, and think creatively to craft solutions and effectively advocate for her clients’ interests. Erin works with her clients to reach strategic and pragmatic outcomes in the face of complex legal disputes. Erin maintains a broad litigation practice with a focus on commercial litigation, medical malpractice, and insurance.

Erin’s practice includes:

  • Defending medical malpractice claims
  • Defending third party liability claims
  • Commercial litigation, including contract claims and business disputes
  • Construction law and builders’ liens

Education & Career


Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law, JD, 2019
Queen’s University, Master of Public Health, 2014
Mount Allison University, BA (Honours), 2012


Member, Dalhousie University Medical School Admissions Committee, 2021 – present
Board of Directors, Neptune Theatre, 2023 – present
Volunteer, Pro Bono Dalhousie, 2017 – 2018
Peer educator, Indigenous Blacks & Mi’kmaq Initiative, 2017 – 2019
Upper-year buddy, Schulich School of Law, 2017 – 2019
Executive member, Health Law Students’ Association, 2016 – 2018


Best Lawyers “Ones to Watch” 2024
University Medal in Law, 2019
J. Gerald Godsoe Scholarship
Torey Family Scholarship
A.S. Pattillo Prize in Advocacy
Lorne O. Clarke Prize in Dispute Resolution
Alistair Fraser Award in Immigration Law
Stuart Clark Lane Memorial Prize in Administrative Law
Alistair Fraser Award in Real Estate Transactions
Nathalie Goyette Prize in Tax Law
Alistair Fraser Award for Second Highest Standing in Second Year
Blake Cassels & Graydon Law Prize in Business Associations
R. Graham Murray Prize in Evidence
Horace E. Read Legislation Prize
Donald Goodfellow Prize for Highest Standing in First Year
Law Class of 1958 Prize in Contract Law
H. Carl Goldenberg Prize in Public Law
Clyde W. Sperry Prize in Property Law

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