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Benson Buffett is proud to be selected as one of the top 10 full-service law firms in the Atlantic region by Canadian Lawyer magazine.

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Benson Buffett currently consists of 15 lawyers, seven of whom are directors of the firm. The firm's head office is located on the 8th and 9th floors of Atlantic Place in downtown St. John's. In addition to its fifteen lawyers, Benson Buffett employs or consists of one articling student, and over twenty support staff. For a complete firm directory, please click here.

Francis P. Fowler, Q.C.
Frank has 40 years experience devoted mainly to counselling individual business clients. His primary areas of practice include...

J. David B. Baird, Q.C.
David's practice has evolved over the last thirty-four years. He presently maintains a very busy personal injury practice as Plaintiffs counsel.

David G.L. Buffett, Q.C.
David is a director in the firm and is listed as a LawDay leading lawyer. His primary areas of practice include...

Paul D. Dicks, Q.C.
Paul's career has spanned many political and legal roles, including tems as Attorney General and Minister of Finance. Hi

Jeffrey P. Benson, Q.C
Jeffrey is a director in the firm and is the former chair and a current member of its management committee. His primary areas of practice include...

Gary F. Peddle
Mr. Peddle is a director in the firm. His primary areas of practice include...

Deborah L. J. Hutchings
A native of Spaniard’s Bay, Deborah is an experienced and respected senior litigator....

Genevieve M. Dawson
Gevevieve has extensive experience with civil litigation, in particular motor vehicle accidents, occupier’s liability and large construction claims.

Kenneth J. Byrne

Ken is a member of our Litigation and Real Estate groups and has a dynamic practice spanning from subdivision development, residential purchase and sales to quieting of title...

Greg Jarvis
Greg is an associate in our office with a general corporate and commercial law practice....

Jude Hall
Mr. Hall is an Associate with the Firm whose preferred areas of practice include Commercial Litigation, Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, Family Law and Real Estate.

Melissa Royle
Melissa Royle
Melissa is an Associate with the Firm with a varied general practice. Her preferred areas of focus include civil litigation, commercial law, and corporate law.

Jonathan Moore
 Jonathan is an Associate with the Firm with preferred areas of focus including commercial law, corporate law, wills and estates, and real estate.