Our Team

Our dedicated staff provide unparalleled service to our clients

Building on our tradition, at Weldon McInnis you can count on receiving our total support. Our team is focused and hard working. Our dedicated staff of trained paralegals and legal assistants are always helpful and provide unparalleled service to our clients. If you want real solutions to your problems, dedication and strong commitment – you have come to the right place. We, at Weldon McInnis, welcome you to come to our firm and let us assist you with your legal needs.

  • M. Jean Beeler, Q.C.

    M. Jean Beeler graduated from Dalhousie University Law School in 1980 with the Horace Reid Prize for the highest mark in Legislation. She was admitted to the Nova Scotia Barrister’s Society in April 1981.

  • Nancy G. Rideout

    Nancy G Rideout, a native of Dartmouth, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Mount Saint University in 1978 and a Bachelor of Laws from Dalhousie University in 1981. She was admitted to the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society in December 1981.


  • Bruce V. McLaughlin

    Bruce V. McLaughlin, a native of Riverview, New Brunswick, graduated from Dalhousie University in 1983 with a both a Masters in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Laws.

  • Peter Rumscheidt

    Peter graduated from Dalhousie University with a BA with honours in 1987, and from Dalhousie Law School in 1990.  He was admitted to the Nova Scotia bar in 1991. Peter joined Weldon McInnis in June, 2015.

  • Matthew J.D. Moir

    Matthew was admitted to the Nova Scotia Bar in 2002 and has since practiced law at Weldon McInnis. He represents clients in real estate transactions, corporate and commercial transactions, and litigation.

  • Ronan W. Holland

    Ronan W. Holland joined the firm in 2003 following a successful career as a lawyer in Ireland. Mr. Holland practices in the areas of civil litigation and personal injury law.

  • Anthony Nicholson

    Born and raised in Halifax County, Anthony graduated from Saint Mary’s before pursuing law at Dalhousie. He has always practiced in the city, most recently under the Trider-Nicholson (Sam Lane Law Inc.) banner.

  • F. Alex Embree

    Alex joined Weldon McInnis after being called to the bar in October 2006. He practices general litigation, with a focus on criminal and family law. Alex holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from McGill University and a Bachelor of Laws from Dalhousie University.

  • Andrew Trider

    Andrew grew up in Dartmouth and was called to the Nova Scotia Bar in 2007 after attending Dalhousie Law School.  He joined Weldon McInnis in 2014 after operating his own firm in Downtown Dartmouth.

  • Nicole M. Power

    Nicole holds a Bachelor of Arts from Dalhousie University and a Juris Doctor from the Schulich School of Law. Following the completion of her articles at Weldon McInnis and being admitted to the Nova Scotia Bar, Nicole joined the firm as an associate in June 2018.

  • David R. Melvin

    David grew up in the Woodlawn area of Dartmouth. After completing an Honours undergraduate degree in Political Science and History at Dalhousie University, he obtained a combined Bachelor of Law degree and Master of Public Administration degree from Dalhousie. Since his call to the Nova Scotia Bar in 2005, he has practiced in downtown Dartmouth. He joined Weldon McInnis in 2019.

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