About Us

The Teryl Scott Lawyers Inc. Team

The lawyers at Teryl Scott Lawyers Inc. provide you sophisticated guidance throughout your legal process, while providing fair, efficient and cost-effective legal services to Nova Scotians.

The Lawyers and Staff at Teryl Scott Lawyers Inc.

Lisa Teryl is senior legal counsel, legal mediator and arbitrator with Teryl Scott Lawyers Inc. (1995-present). She has been a practicing lawyer for 25 years. Lisa is passionate about changing the legal landscape to empower laypeople with the law and to make the law more accessible and therefore more fair to Nova Scotians.

Legal Experience

Lisa has a deep knowledge of family law and how to manage tough conflicts. Using this experience, she developed the Divorcing Well™ mediation program. She also has extensive experience in administrative, labour/employment and human rights law, which reduces the time and resources required to resolve workplace conflicts. 

She is a member of the ADRWeb Inc. of Canada and applies these arbitration and mediation skills for workplaces in conflict and for families who are separating and interested in Divorcing Well™.

Law Education

Lisa graduated from the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University. In 2015 she was an honoree at an Extraordinary Alumnae Lunch from the Schulich School of Law.

Legal Organizations

Lisa Teryl is a member of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society.

She served for six years as senior legal counsel at the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission.

She is a member of the national mediators and arbitrators association: ADRWeb.

Lisa serves as a volunteer for the Canadian Rights and Freedoms Centre, a non-profit that promotes and protects human rights in Canada.

Author and Lawyer

Lisa is also a legal educator and authored Nova Scotia Law:  Everything You Wanted To Know But Couldn’t Afford To Ask (Pottersfield, 2002). A local best seller and early effort to empower laypeople with the law.

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Shawn Scott

Trial LawYER

Shawn Scott  is the co-founder of Teryl Scott and has his own diverse law firm at Brookshire Law Office, located in the same building as Teryl Scott Lawyers Inc. For clients and customers who require a senior trial divorce lawyer, or an immigration law  we engage Shawn at Brookshire Law Office.  

Shawn has been a family trial lawyer since 1996. He graduated from Queen’s University, Ontario with a Doctor’s degree in Jurisprudence in 1994.  He is a free speech advocate and a member of the Canadian Bar Association.  

Tandiwe Nyajeka


Tandiwe Nyajeka grew up in Halifax, and is fluent in French and English. She holds a Bachelor of Arts, Honours English Literature, minor Theology (Concordia); a Graduate Diploma, Public Relations Management (McGill); and a Juris Doctor/Bachelor of Laws (Dalhousie Law School).

Tandiwe Nyajeka offers services in Independent Workplace Investigations, human rights, employment and family law. Although an experienced trial lawyer, Tandiwe’s present focus is mediations, fair and objective investigations, and legal coaching.

Shannon McMullin


Shannon McMullin is a paralegal with Teryl Scott Lawyers Inc. She assists the firm with separation, divorce matters, and wills and estate matters. 

Shannon has a background in Biology and Dietetics from Mount Saint Vincent University. She has two small children. And is currently the co-owner of Coda Ramen Company with her spouse. 

Client Reviews

    5 star review  Lisa is extremely knowledgeable, professional and personable. She made the entire process as painless as possible and I felt very supported throughout. I would highly recommend Lisa’s services.

    thumb Myra Davis
    October 19, 2021

    5 star review  Truly incredible working with them! Strongly recommended!

    thumb Sruly Kalfa
    October 13, 2021

    5 star review  Respectful, thorough and professional...answered all questions at length and provided a comfortable, 'safe' environment to do so!

    thumb Roseita Corbett
    September 17, 2021

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