Mary Jane McGinty


I have had the privilege of practicing law for 33 years. And I do not use the word "privilege" lightly. Every lawyer should remind him or herself regularly that what we do is a privilege never to be taken lightly.


Mary Jane has been practicing law for a long time.  She has been self employed since 1984, building her practice one client at a time.  To fully serve her individual clients, she has developed a broad set of skills, from basic Wills to complex litigation.  She feels she is part of that endangered species, the general practitioner.  And she likes it that way.

In the early years, property transactions, simple divorces and estate work were the core of the practice.  But over the years, the litigation practice grew and became the central focus of MJ’s work.

Her litigation includes contract disputes, property disputes including quieting titles, complex family cases, personal injury cases, securities negligence and securities fraud. She has experience at the trial level and the appellate level, with subject matter ranging from disputes with local government to international jurisdictional issues.

Mary Jane has been rumored to be retiring for years.  She just cannot leave the wonderful people with whom she works and the wonderful and sometimes colourful clients for whom she works. However, she is planning her pasture on the French Shore where she is already spending peaceful hours reading cases and writing briefs.  In the dead of winter, she can often be found working remotely from her home in Sarasota, Florida. With work this good, she says, retirement can wait.


Dalhousie Law School, 1983

University of New York, Stony Brook, New York

Bar Admissions

Nova Scotia, 1984