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michelle james, criminal defence lawyer

Michelle James' office is an experienced lawyer located in Dartmouth. She provides a wide range of quality, 

cost-effective legal services to clients throughout Nova Scotia.

About michelle James

Michelle practices criminal law. She's been practicing criminal law in Nova Scotia for more than 16 years.

In 1999, Michelle articled with a top criminal defense firm. She spent the next few years doing defense work before joining the Crown Attorney's office, where she spent the next 14 years. During her time there, she dealt with many high-profile cases, including several homicides.

In May of 2016, Michelle returned to defense work, joining Atherton Nicholson in Dartmouth. She brings valuable experience from "the other side" to help her clients.

Her practice areas

  • Impaired driving / DUI
  • Drug offences
  • Domestic assault
  • Sexual Assault
  • Weapons and firearms
  • Robbery / theft
  • Homicide
  • Other driving offences

About our fees

Your first half-hour consultation is free.

During that time, you will be provided with an estimate of the costs involved in your case.

Some cases can be done with fixed-fee arrangements. Ask if yours is one of them.

Appropriate cases are also taken on Legal Aid Certificate.

Michelle James strives to meet the legal needs of her individual clients and their families, and of small businesses, by offering personalized legal services.

She has a proven track record, built on the intensive attention to crucial details that she harvests in order to attend to her clients’ legal issues. You can be sure that you will be taken care of properly if you come to her. 


She always begins with a FREE CONSULTATION that allows you to get to know her and her to  know you. Michelle wants to be familiar with every detail pertaining to your unique situation, to ensure nothing gets overlooked. 


Michelle James is an experienced and result-oriented lawyer who never lets the details get in the way of helping you achieve the outcomes that are important to you.


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