Has received the highest peer review rating available for the past 25 years in the Martindale-Hubbell law listing
Regularly listed in BestLawyers.com, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.
Is the only Cape Breton lawyer to receive a fellowship from the International Society of Barristers for distinguished service as an advocate (2000).
Guy LaFosse, Q.C
Guy LaFosse Q.C.
Guy LaFosse is renowned for his vast experience before tribunals, with mediation/arbitration, and at all levels of court within Nova Scotia. For over four decades his career has focused on civil litigation, insurance defence, criminal defence, and labour law.
When Guy graduated from Acadia University in 1971, he knew exactly where he was headed. The Newfoundland born and North Sydney raised student immediately began studies at the esteemed Dalhousie University Law School. After graduating in 1974, Guy chose to launch his career back home in Cape Breton where he joined the firm of Boudreau, Beaton & LaFosse. During his sixteen years with this firm he built an exceptional reputation amongst clients, colleagues and peers and was appointed Queens’ Counsel in 1992 before joining Stewart McKelvey Stirling Scales as managing partner of its Sydney office. In 2000, he became the first, and to this day remains the only, lawyer from Cape Breton to be appointed a Fellow of the International Society of Barristers. Two years later in 2002, he proudly opened the doors of LaFosse MacLeod.
As a member of the Cape Breton Barristers’ Society, the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society and the Canadian Bar Association, Guy’s commitment to his profession extends well beyond the courtroom. He has served on numerous committees for the Nova Scotia Bar Society, including the Judicial Liaison Committee for Criminal and Civil Litigation, as well as other local charitable boards. Guy is well-respected and has a thorough understanding of the law and court practice. As a result, he has handled several of the more complex litigation cases in the province in recent years.