Lawyers

Leigh Davis

Leigh is the owner of Davis Reierson. 


Leigh began her practice at a large downtown law firm in the area of labour law.  She soon realized that she loved the challenge of preserving personal relationships in the heat of legal battle.  She found her way to practicing family law in a small firm with Lynn and Angus at Reierson Schurman.  It was a perfect fit.  After several years together as Reierson Schurman, Leigh founded Davis Reierson in 2010.


Leigh has had the privilege of representing individuals in a broad range of family disputes and negotiations, and regularly represents clients all across Nova Scotia.  Leigh has also been retained by numerous clients living outside of the province, including individuals residing in the U.S. and other countries. 


In addition to being a skilled and strategic litigator, Leigh is also a trained mediator, arbitrator, and parenting coordinator.  Leigh serves as an Adjudicator for the Small Claims Court of Nova Scotia.


Leigh holds a J.D. from Dalhousie Law School (2002) and was called to the Nova Scotia Bar in 2003.  Prior to attending law school, Leigh graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Saint Mary's University.   


Leigh is the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Halifax Transition House Association (Bryony House), and is a member of the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society, the Canadian Bar Association, the Family Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario,  the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, and the Advocates' Society.


Leigh teaches yoga and indoor cycling, and has been studying pottery.  She also taught fitness at various clubs around Halifax for over a decade, and spent several years coaching and playing roller derby.  


Email:  ldavis@davisreierson.com

Lynn Reierson, Q.C.

Lynn is currently on medical leave.


Lynn was admitted to the Nova Scotia Bar in 1987.  She practiced exclusively in the area of Family Law for over a decade.  Lynn previously had a Human Rights practice, focusing primarily on same sex pension benefits and issues involving HIV infection.  


Lynn has been a member of the Canadian Bar Association since 1982, sitting on the executive at the provincial and national levels, she has sat on Nova Scotia Barristers' Society committees and appeared before the Canadian Senate Committee reviewing the Child Support Guidelines. Lynn is a Fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and a former member of the Federal Child Support Guidelines Advisory Committee.  She has served on the boards of a number of organizations.  


Lynn has travelled extensively and enjoys construction projects at her home and cottage. 

Jade Fraser

Jade is an associate at Davis Reierson.


A long-time resident of Halifax’s North End, Jade joined Davis Reierson after being admitted to the Nova Scotia Bar in 2019. 


Jade is a member of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, the Canadian Bar Association, and the International Association of Privacy Professionals.  She has appeared before the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia, Supreme Court of Nova Scotia (Family Division), Nova Scotia Family Court, Small Claims Court and Residential Tenancy Board Hearings.


Jade received her law degree from the Schulich School of Law in 2017, where she participated in the Dalhousie Legal Aid Clinic and took an active role in promoting equality and human rights advocacy within the school.  She also holds a Bachelor of Arts from Dalhousie University, majoring in English Literature and Sociology and Social Anthropology.   Jade developed her ability to connect with clients and develop personalized, practical solutions to their family law related issues while articling at a full-service firm in rural Nova Scotia. 


Jade is an active member of the Canadian choral community, and has sung with the Montreal Symphony Chorus, the Nova Scotia Symphony Chorus, the Halifax Camerata Singers (where she also served on the executive board) and the Aeolian Singers.  Jade has placed in both national and international choral competitions.  In her spare time, Jade enjoys volunteering at her child’s school, running, cycling, and martial arts.


Email:  jfraser@davisreierson.com


Rachel Bushuev

Rachel is an articled clerk at Davis Reierson.


Originally from Ontario, Rachel moved to Halifax to attend law school. Rachel graduated from the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University with a J.D. in 2018. Prior to law school, Rachel studied organizational behaviors and management at Schulich School of Business at York University, graduating with a Bachelor of Business Administration in 2015.  


Rachel has actively worked to further animal rights initiatives in Halifax, starting a FOIPOP application against Dalhousie for information detailing animal testing usage at the university. Getting full disclosure of the requested documents took most of her law school career and the enlistment of professors from Dalhousie and Queens University. 


Rachel has been a yoga teacher for several years. This experience has honed her ability to hold space for people while they move through tough situations.  Rachel’s other interests include camping, reading, and dancing.


Email:  rbushuev@davisreierson.com