Adam Harris

Truro, Nova Scotia is Adam Harris’ hometown, and he considers himself very fortunate to be able to return home to practice law and build his career at Burchell MacDougall LLP.

Adam graduated from Saint Mary’s University with a Bachelor of Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Honours) and Biology, before attending University of Ottawa for law school.

He decided to become a lawyer because he “wanted to do something useful and help people solve their problems.” He was working for the students’ association at Saint Mary’s during his undergrad, and advocating for students when he decided he wanted to pursue a career continuing that type of work.

Adam articled and started his career at a leading boutique personal injury law firm in Ottawa, then returned to Nova Scotia and worked in civil litigation at a firm in New Glasgow.

He made the decision to join Burchell MacDougall because of the firm’s reputation for high quality legal work, community involvement and its collegial atmosphere.

“Working in the same area of law in Truro just made sense. I never thought I’d be living or working back in my hometown, but it’s great and there is so much offered here for young people and families.”

In his spare time, Adam is a board member of Rotary Club of Truro and the Colchester Community Workshop Foundation, a United Way of Colchester campaign team member, and a Parent Information Program volunteer at the courthouse. He also enjoys spending time with his family and two young sons, travel, time at the cottage in the summer, snowboarding, gardening, trying new food and sipping craft beer.

Experience & Background

Experience & Background

Practice Areas


Civil Litigation

Corporate, Commercial & Business

Municipal Law

Employment & Labour

Personal Injury



Professional Qualifications & Education:

Ontario Bar Admission 2014

Nova Scotia Bar Admission 2015

University of Ottawa (Juris Doctor (Cum Laude), 2013)

Saint Mary’s University (Bachelor of Science w/ double major in Environmental Studies (Honours) and Biology)


Professional Associations & Membership in Community Organizations:

Member, Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society

Member, Atlantic Provinces Trial Lawyers Association 

Member, Rotary Club of Truro 

Campaign Team Member, United Way of Colchester 

Facilitator, Parent Information Program

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