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.


Clients Trust Us


  • review rating 5  Lisa is just wonderful! Very kind and compassionate, patient yet efficient and supportive. I highly recommend her!

    thumb Sandy Davison
    10/03/2019

    review rating 5  Lisa goes above and beyond. Nice to find someone with strong ethics and who is using her profession to try and make the world a better place. She looks to settle conflict-not to continue it. The minute you meet her you will trust her and she will take care of you. She is upfront and reasonable with her rates. Don’t look any further.

    thumb Glenn Nightingale
    4/23/2019

    review rating 5  Lisa is incredible. Kind, caring and compassionate. As well as knowledgeable. I couldn't have made it through to the end of my divorce without her support! I would highly recommend her!!!

    thumb Courtney Blandin
    3/26/2019
  • review rating 5  Lisa does excellent, thoughtful work and with a gentle manner that makes it easier to navigate the system - highly recommend! Cathy Leslie

    thumb Catherine Leslie
    3/19/2019

    review rating 5  Passionate, friendly and caring lawyer. You could not have a better advocate.

    thumb Rosie Hatton
    1/02/2019

The Lawyers at Teryl Scott Lawyers Inc.


Lisa Teryl Halifax Lawyer at Teryl Scott Law Firm
Lisa Teryl, Halifax Lawyer and Co-founder

Lisa Teryl, Senior Attorney, Co-founder, Author

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 divorce law 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 to workplaces in conflict and to 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 Barrister’s 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, Lawyer and Co-founder

Shawn Scott Halifax Lawyer, Teryl Scott Co-founder
Shawn Scott, Lawyer and Co-founder

Shawn Scott  is the co-founder of Teryl Scott and has his own family litigation firm at Brookshire Law Office, located in the same building as Teryl Scott Lawyers Inc. ​For clients and customers who require a trial family law lawyer,  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.  


Jack Pham, Investigator

- Jack Pham legal Investigator
Jack Pham, Legal Investigator

Jack Pham is a workplace investigator with Teryl Scott Lawyers Inc. He specializes in human rights complaints, particularly racial discrimination and sexual harassment issues. Jack has handled many high profile workplace racial and sexual harassment allegations. His investigations are marked by their sensitivity, neutrality, thoroughness  and fairness. 

​Jack has worked for the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission as a mediator and investigator and for the Toronto Transit Commission  as a human rights consultant and an investigator. He earned his law degree from the University of Queensland in Australia and is currently completing his bar examinations to be admitted to the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society and the  Law Society of Ontario.


Justine Lucas, Legal Drafter

Justine Lucas legal drafter
Justine Lucas, Legal Drafter

Justine Lucas is the Halifax law firm’s legal drafter. She is a graduate from Dalhousie’s Schulich School of Law and currently an articled clerk (lawyer apprentice). She will be admitted to the Nova Scotian Bar in June 2020.

Justine assists senior counsel to prepare legal documents such as separation agreements and estate documents. Justine is from the Acadian community of Chéticamp in Cape Breton and speaks fluent French.

Justine graduated from Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Forensic Psychology at Saint Francis Xavier University. She was co-chair of the Dalhousie Feminist Legal Association. She was also the fundraising executive for the Law Needs Feminism Because national forum in Halifax.


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