Our Team

Barbara MacLellanBarbara MacLellan
Barrister, Solicitor & Notary Public
  (902) 860-1515 Ext 1

A native of Inverness, Cape Breton, Barb MacLellan has been practising law for almost a quarter of a century in real estate, wills and estates and family law. A graduate of St. Francis Xavier University with a Bachelor of Arts Honours in Psychology and the University of Windsor Ontario Law School, Barb articled with Miller Pate Campbell in Lower Sackville before opening her own practice Fall River Law Office in 1996 with lawyer Patricia Miller.

Barb has been trained in the Collaborative Law model since 2006, which assists couples in resolving potential disputes resulting from their separation in a respectful and compassionate way. About 3 years ago she decided and openly announced that she would no longer go to court for clients and now calls herself a Collaborative Family Lawyer.

Barb is the new president of The Association of Collaborative Family Law Professionals of Nova Scotia.

In 2011, Barb was one of the founding members of FRABA, the Fall River & Area Business Association.

Barb served as a long-time board member on the Cobequid Community Health Centre Foundation, has been past Chair of the Board, and continues to support the Planned Giving Committee at the Cobequid Foundation.

Inspired by her personal experience with her mother who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2012 and recognizing the importance of having access to education, support and resources, Barb co-founded the Fall River & Area Alzheimer’s Support Group in 2015.

Barb is an avid sports enthusiast who used to coach the girls’ volleyball team at Lockview High School. She has also been a founding member of the Fall River Fury Volleyball Club in Fall River since 2006.

Barb is a past member of the Co-ed Volleyball Association of Nova Scotia (CVNS) and played volleyball in this league for almost 15 years well as in a senior ladies volleyball league at Mount Saint Vincent University.

An avid sports enthusiast in the community, Barb has always financially supported various sports teams in their efforts to fundraise as well as various volunteer groups and churches in the local community.

Jo-Ann ParsonsJo-Ann Parsons
Property & Estates Assistant
  (902) 860-1515 Ext 0

Jo-Ann Parsons has thirty-eight years of legal assistant experience in the areas of residential property purchases, sales and mortgages, company incorporations, wills and estates and most recently family law. Jo-Ann graduated from Halifax Regional Vocational School in 1969 with her Secretarial/Office Administration Diploma and in 1972 started her career as a legal assistant gaining experience over the years in various areas of law. Jo-Ann began working at Fall River Law Office in June of 2011, and is looking forward to the challenges ahead.

Jo-Ann grew up in Hammonds Plains, married husband Dennis and settled in Lucasville where they raised two sons.

Jo-Ann enjoys working with clients and assisting with all of their legal issues.

Danielle HarnettDanielle Harnett
Matrimonial & Wills Assistant
  (902) 860-1515 Ext 3

Danielle Harnett graduated from Success College in 2009 with her Paralegal Diploma earning High Honours and a Professionalism Award. Danielle gained her experience and knowledge working in a law firm in Bedford, Nova Scotia, where she assisted with all types of law including, but not limited to, Real Estate, Wills and Estates, Family and Litigation. Danielle joined Fall River Law Office in 2016 and is here part time to assist with Family and Wills and Estates.

Danielle married her high school sweetheart and lives in Lower Sackville with her husband where she spends her off days chasing her mischievous two year old son and their golden retriever.