Daniel Roper

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Daniel Roper knew early on he wanted to be a litigator. “Litigation fits my personality,” he explains, “I’m a problem solver.”

Originally from Charlottetown, Daniel earned his undergraduate degree at UPEI.

Daniel joined Burchell MacDougall’s Truro office during his second summer of law school, did his articles with the firm and was hired as an associate lawyer following his call to the Nova Scotia Bar in June 2013. His practice focuses almost exclusively on litigation.

“Litigation is basically settling disputes between two parties,” Daniel explains, “I help my clients evaluate the situation beyond the emotion, advocate for them, and provide practical suggestions and solutions. My goal is to get my client to a resolution in an effective way.”

In his spare time, Daniel plays soccer and is the president of the Highland District Soccer Association. He sits as a director on the board of the Boys and Girls Club of Truro and Colchester. Daniel also serves on the board of the Dismas Society, which administers Lavers House, a halfway house for men. He also volunteers with the United Way of Colchester County.

Practice Areas
  • Civil Litigation
  • Family Law

Professional Qualifications & Education:

  • Nova Scotia Bar Admission 2013
  • Dalhousie Law School (J.D., 2012)
  • University of Prince Edward Island (B.A., 2009)

Professional Associations & Membership in Community Organizations:

  • Member, Nova Scotia Barristers Society
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Atlantic Provinces Trial Lawyers Association
  • President, Highland District Soccer Association
  • Director, Boys and Girls Club of Truro and Colchester
  • Director, Dismas Society

Civil Litigation

  • Represented both claimants and defendants in Builders’ lien matters
  • Represented both claimants and defendants in construction dispute matters
  • Provided advice and representation in Partition Act matters
  • Represented creditors in debt collection matters
  • Provided advice and representation to both landlords and tenants

Family Law

  • Assisted clients in relation to:
    • Divorce
    • Paternity
    • Custody & Access
    • Child and Spousal Support
    • Variance of custody and support Orders
    • Property Division
    • Adoption
    • Common-law relationship breakdown
  • Assisted clients in negotiating and drafting family contracts, including:
    • Separation Agreements
    • Divorce Settlement Agreements
    • Marriage contracts
    • Cohabitation Agreements