Our Team

Dianna Rievaj Disputes Litigation Lawyer Tantallon Halifax Nova Scotia


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Dianna Rievaj, the founder of Highlander Law Group, is also ‘Mom’ to three young kids and a big dog.  She understands that there usually aren’t enough hours in the day or dollars in the bank.  She is always upfront and honest about the potential outcomes and the costs involved.  Dianna’s clients will tell you she takes the time to really understand your goals then bends over backwards to achieve them.  She goes out of her way to make sure you fully understand the process and she doesn’t use fancy legal jargon. 

In addition to her law degree Dianna has an honours Bachelor of Business degree from Bishops University and an MBA from Dalhousie University. Her business background allows her to stand in the shoes of her small business clients. She works with her clients to find a workable solution since sometimes the ‘ideal’ solution simply isn’t an option.

As a lawyer in Halifax, Dianna has appeared before the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia, Provincial (Criminal) Court, Small Claims Court, Family Court, Bankruptcy Court, Traffic Court and the Nova Scotia Labour Board.

Briana O'Grady real estate lawyer Tantallon Halifax, Nova Scotia

Briana C. O'Grady J.D.

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Briana focuses her practice on Real Estate. She grew up in Bedford, Nova Scotia and has family in both Halifax and the Annapolis Valley. She has a deep connection with Nova Scotia and can appreciate anyone’s goal to make the province home. 

She is also a long time member of the competitive equestrian sport community in Nova Scotia. Her involvement in competitive sport has taught her that hard work yields results. In addition, balancing a busy schedule of sport and work has taught her that time is valuable, and best spent doing the things you love. As your lawyer, she will handle your matters efficiently in order to minimize the time you spend dealing with legal matters.

Briana sits on the Nova Scotia Real Estate Commission Licencing Committee.

Articled Clerk at Highlander Law Group

Amanda Toulany Articled Clerk

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Amanda is an Articled Clerk with Highlander. She grew up in Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia, and attended Saint Mary’s University (BA 2013) and Dalhousie University (JD 2018). Prior to law school, Amanda was a Relocation Adviser to the RCMP with Brookfield Global Relocation Services where she was responsible to guide members through their relocation. She understands the difficulties associated with describing complicated information and is committed to communicating information clearly and concisely with clients.

During her time at the Schulich School of Law Amanda was the President of the Social Committee and the Vice President Student Life of the Law Students' Society. Being a central connection between the students and the administration has also taught her how to be an effective advocate of others.

Amanda speaks French and Arabic in addition to offering services in English, and is is eager to help clients with whatever questions or problems they may have.

vicki macdonald

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Vicki is the friendly voice or smiling face who will greet you when you contact Highlander Law Group.  


To make sure our team has the time to support you, we embrace technology.  During business hours, unless your lawyer is in a meeting or in court, our support staff will be able to reach them.  Our files are all accessible remotely so if something needs to be done in a hurry, even if your lawyer is out of the office, it can be taken care of promptly.  We’re happy to conduct business via email and you can even pay your bill online if that’s your preference.  Our systems also allow us to have client meetings at locations other than our office - we can come to you.  And our ‘electronic’ office is very environmentally friendly since we don’t have to print nearly as much!


No one lawyer is an expert in all areas of the law (and if you find one who says they are; they’re likely stretching the truth).  At Highlander, we are more concerned with helping our clients get the best legal support available than in making a quick dollar taking every case that comes in our door.  As a result, we’ve built relationships with lawyers in Halifax who focus their practice on some of the more specialized areas of law.  After meeting with you, if we feel you would be better served by working with one of these lawyers, we’ll help you transfer your file to one of them.

Area of Law Lawyer Name Law Firm
Français Suzanne Robichaud Scotia Law Inc.
Aboriginal Natalie Clifford Clifford Shiels
Marine/Environmental Sarah Shiels Clifford Shiels
Tax Planning Corinne Boudreau O'Keefe Law
Bankruptcy Tim Hill Boyne Clarke
Disability Income Claims David Brannen Resolute Legal
Criminal Trevor McGuigan Serbu McGuigan
Immigration Morgan Hicks Farrow Law