Jennifer L. MacDonald


BB.A., J.D., 

Jennifer is a hard-working and driven lawyer with a wealth of work and life experience. She prides herself on being prepared and detail-oriented, drilling down into legal issues and exploring all possible avenues and defences on behalf of her clients.


Jennifer understands that being accused of a crime can be daunting and overwhelming. She is knowledgeable about the court process and committed to helping her clients navigate the complex criminal law system. She works to ensure the highest possible protection for her clients’ rights at every stage in the process.

Jennifer's Background:

Born and raised in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Jennifer earned her undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Cape Breton University before moving to Alberta in 2009 to work in the oil industry. She earned valuable personal and professional experience while living out west, from working on-site North of Fort McMurray, to contributing to corporate efforts in downtown Calgary, to taking on the role of stay-at-home parent.

Jennifer returned to Nova Scotia in 2015,when she enrolled in the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University. While in law school, Jennifer researched the right to abortion funding in the Global South, completed a competitive summer placement with the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, and spent the summer between her second and third year working for a full-service Nova Scotia law firm. Jennifer spent her final semester of law school working at the Dalhousie Legal Aid Clinic, where she realized her true passion for advocacy—particularly on behalf of the most vulnerable members of society.

​Jennifer articled with Patterson Law in Halifax and was hired back as an associate following her admittance to the bar in June 2019. Her practice was initially comprised of family and criminal law matters, but since joining Hutchison Law, Jennifer has focused exclusively on criminal defence. 


  • Bar Admission: Nova Scotia, 2019 

  • J.D. (Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University, 2018) 

  • BBA (Cape Breton University, 2009)

Activities & Affiliations:


  • Nova Scotia Barristers' Society

  • Canadian Bar Association 


Tel: 902 233-4121


1003 – 1809 Barrington Street

Halifax NS

B3J 3K8

Fax: 902.482.3545