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Ferrier Kimball Thomas and Patterson Law Merge


Patterson Law and the law firm Ferrier Kimball Thomas are pleased to announce our agreement to merge, under the name of Patterson Law, effective July 1, 2019.

Patterson Law managing partner Dennis James, QC describes the merger as a natural fit bringing together two respected and growing law firms. Both firms represent clients in a wide range of business and personal matters and have significant historical footprints in Nova Scotia.

Patterson Law has been providing high quality legal services in Nova Scotia for over 90 years, while Ferrier Kimball Thomas has been at the forefront of legal practice in southwestern Nova Scotia for over 30 years. Both firms share the fundamental values of integrity, professionalism and outstanding client service, while supporting their local communities. 

The combined firm of Patterson Law will consist of 49 lawyers in 5 offices throughout the province. Clients of Ferrier Kimball Thomas will benefit from an expanded range of legal services, access to a broader team of experts and the cost efficiencies that come from a larger firm. Patterson Law will benefit from the expertise of Ferrier Kimball Thomas lawyers and staff and their dedication to delivering outstanding service to their valued clients in southwestern Nova Scotia. 

According to Dennis James, QC and Andrew Kimball, managing partner at Ferrier Kimball Thomas, the merger is a strategic achievement for both firms. “Ferrier Kimball Thomas is a successful firm with a reputation for legal excellence and long-standing credibility in the community. This is a perfect opportunity to expand our firm’s reach in Nova Scotia while adding an exceptional group of people to our team,” says Dennis.  

Merging with Patterson Law will bring long-term value to meeting the needs of clients and marks the next stage of growth for Ferrier Kimball Thomas. “Patterson Law’s significant expertise and depth of talent in litigation and tax law services will be of great benefit to our clients. Its culture of practice excellence is well documented and proven. This is the right environment for us as we navigate this next phase of growth, while remaining firmly rooted in our local communities”, says Kimball, who will also join Patterson Law’s management team.

The firm’s Bridgewater office will remain located at 197 Dufferin Street, where its lawyers and staff will continue to offer all of the same legal services under the banner of Patterson Law.

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