66 Wentworth Street, Sydney, NS, B1P 6T4

Liam Gillis

Liam returned home and joined Sampson McPhee Lawyers in 2015, after articling with a large regional law firm in Halifax. He received his Juris Doctor from the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie, where he attended on a $16000 annual Law Foundation of Nova Scotia scholarship. Liam’s practice consists primarily of civil litigation and personal injury. He also focuses his practice on corporate and commercial law, labour & employment and property law.

Liam has appeared before all levels of court in Nova Scotia and a diverse set of administrative bodies and tribunals. He has represented clients in negotiating with, and taking action against, insurance companies in order to recover damages under automobile insurance policies. He has represented individuals, businesses and insurance companies in property insurance,long-term disability and negligence claims, among other civil actions. Additionally, Liam has been involved in many commercial litigation proceedings, protecting and pursuing the interests of individuals and businesses.

Professional and Community Involvement:

  • Cape Breton Partnership - Next Generation Board Member 2016
  • Nova Scotia Barrister’s Society
  • Cape Breton Barrister’s Society
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Atlantic Provinces Trial Lawyers Association
  • Cape Breton Young Lawyers Association
  • President’s Circle of Young Alumni for St. Francis Xavier University
  • Cape Breton Road Runners Club
  • ReachAbility-a charitable organization dedicated to providing pro bono legal services for individuals with mental and physical disabilities. Sydney Academy Debating Club Fund
  • Dalhousie University Alumni Association
  • St. Francis Xavier University Alumni Association


  • Saint Francis Xavier University, Bachelor of Arts with an Honours in Economics, 2007-2011
  • Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University, Juris Doctor in Law, 2011-2014
  • Lund University School of Law in Lund, Sweden, Fall 2013
  • Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, Bar Admission, 2015

Assistant information

Name: Valerie Spencer

Direct line: 902.563.5914

Email: vspencer@sampsonmcphee.com

Contact information

Direct line: 902.270.3650

Email: lgillis@sampsonmcphee.com