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 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.  


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. 

Lauren Degabriele

Lauren is an associate at Davis Reierson.

Lauren discovered her passion for family law early in her legal education. During law school, Lauren interned with a family law practitioner in Ottawa, Ontario; summered with a boutique family law firm in Mississauga, Ontario; and worked in the family division of the University of Ottawa Community Legal Clinic, where she assisted clients accessing legal aid with their child and support related issues.

Prior to moving to Halifax and joining Davis Reierson, Lauren articled at the largest family law firm in the GTA. As an articled clerk, Lauren worked on myriad family law issues, gaining extensive experience litigating disputes in the Ontario Court of Justice and the Superior Court of Justice; negotiating settlements; and participating in mediations and arbitrations.

Lauren enjoys working on all types of family law matters, including complex financial issues, interjurisdictional matters, and high conflict child-related disputes. 


Lauren holds a J.D. from the University of Ottawa (2017).  She was called to the Ontario Bar in June 2018, and the Nova Scotia Bar in October 2018.  Prior to attending law school, Lauren earned a Master's Degree from McGill University in 2013 and a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Honours) from the University of Ottawa in 2012.

Lauren is currently a member of the Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA) and the Women’s Law Association of Ontario (WLAO).

In her spare time, Lauren enjoys sailing in the summer and curling in the winter. Lauren is also an avid reader, podcast listener, Netflix watcher, and coffee drinker.


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.