Luke Merrimen practices criminal law.

He has his own office dedicated to criminal defence litigation located in downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Luke is a member in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada (since October 3, 2002) and the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society (since April 4, 2003).

Luke previously articled with a leading criminal defence firm in downtown Toronto (Gold & Fuerst) and worked as a criminal staff lawyer at Nova Scotia Legal Aid.

Luke has been appointed to sit on the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society Professional Standards (Criminal) Committee.

Luke is also the President of the Nova Scotia Criminal Lawyers’ Association.

In addition to being a frequent presenter at local criminal law conferences, Luke wrote the revised edition of the training manual for Nova Scotia Legal Aid criminal counsel providing emergency legal advice.

Luke is also a part-time lecturer in Criminal Trial Practice at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University.

His academic achievements include:

  • Bachelor of Science – First Class Honours – Dalhousie University;
  • Law Foundation of Nova Scotia Entrance Scholarship – Dalhousie Law School;
  • Bachelor of Laws – Dalhousie Law School;
  • Treasurer’s Medal – Achieving the Highest Standing in the 44th Bar Admission Conducted by the Law Society of Upper Canada at Osgoode Hall;
  • The Harcourts Advocacy Award;
  • The Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History Prize; and
  • The Ronald O. Daly Scholarship and the Edwin George Long, K.C. Memorial Scholarship.

Luke lives in the St. Margaret’s Bay area. He and his wife are the proud parents of two children.