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Meet The Team Behind Murphy Collette Murphy

SENIOR PARTNERS

Henry J. Murphy, Q.C. (in memoriam 1954-2016)

Our friend and partner Henry J. Murphy, Q.C. practiced law in the Province of New Brunswick for 37 years.

He was a founding member of Murphy Collette Murphy. He passed away in 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer.

J. William Collette, Q.C.

506-856-8568
bcollette@murco.nb.ca

J. William Collette, Q.C. was admitted to the New Brunswick Bar in 1983. Bill maintains a bilingual trial and solicitor practice throughout New Brunswick and has appeared in the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. Bill has also acts as mediator and arbitrator in civil litigation cases throughout the province of New Brunswick.

Preparatory Education
Université de Moncton (B.S.S., 1979)

Legal Education
Université de Moncton (LL.B., 1982)

Administrative Assistant
Angèle Gray
Phone: 506-856-8572
Email: angele.gray@murco.nb.ca

Member
Law Society of New Brunswick

Law Society of New Brunswick Discipline Committee - Vice Chair

Canadian Bar Association
Civil Litigation Chair for Canadian Bar Association (Past Chair)
Moncton Area Lawyers Association (Past President)
American Association for Justice
L'Association des Juristes d'Expression Français du Nouveau-Brunswick
Conseil Economique du Nouveau-Brunswick

 

Speaker
Law Society Civil Procedure and Insurance Courses

Awards
Martindale-Hubbell© Peer Review Rated BV
Best Lawyers©

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Michael R. Cormier

506-856-8567
mike.cormier@murco.nb.ca

Michael R. Cormier, completed his undergraduate degree in 1997 at the University of New Brunswick in Law and Society and Sociology. Michael then attended the Atlantic Police Academy in 1999 for the Police Cadet training program. He worked for the B.N.P.P. Regional police as well as the RCMP in Moncton and Fredericton before earning his law degree from the Université de Moncton in 2006.

Michael is a strong supporter of animal welfare and the SPCA.

Michael maintains a bilingual trial and solicitor practice throughout New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. He practices in the areas of personal injury, civil litigation, construction litigation, fire loss, and corporate commercial.

Fluent in both English and French, he conducts his practice in both languages.

Preparatory Education
University of New Brunswick (B.A.)
Holland College (Police Sciences)
Dalhousie University (Legal Issues in Policing)
Accident Investigations

Legal Education
Université de Moncton (LL.B., 2006)

Administrative Assistant
Kayla LeBlanc
Phone: 506-856-8546
Email: kayla.leblanc@murco.nb.ca

Associations

Moncton Area Lawyers Association (Past President)

New Brunswick Legal Aid Commission (Past Director)

Law Society of New Brunswick (Past Director)

Law Society of New Brunswick Examination Committee

Law Society of New Brunswick  Admissions Committee

Conseil Economique du Nouveau-Brunswick

The Greater Moncton SPCA Board Member

Greater Moncton SPCA Charitable Foundation (Chair board of directors)

Greater Moncton SPCA (Vice-Chair board of directors)

Law Society of New Brunswick Admissions Committee (Chair)

PARTNERS

Darren G. Blois

506-856-8561
darren.blois@murco.nb.ca

Darren was called to the bar in British Columbia in 1995. He practised for 12 years in BC, both in private practice and in-house at the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia. Before law school, Darren was an officer in the Royal Canadian Navy and then a school teacher.


Darren has been practising at Murphy Collette Murphy since 2007, focussing on insurance and injury law. He has appeared in all levels of court in New Brunswick, and in courts in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. He is a member of the Council of the Law Society of British Columbia, and serves as Commissioner for Athletics New Brunswick, and Chair of the City of Moncton Appeal Committee on Dangerous or Unsightly Premises.

Preparatory Education

University of Victoria (B.A. Political Science, 1986)


Legal Education

University of Victoria (LL.B. 1994)

 

Call Darren for assistance with any civil dispute, including:
Motor vehicle accidents
Insurance claims
Business disputes
Wrongful dismissal
Neighbour disputes
Sports law

Administrative Assistant
Karen Reid
Direct Dial: 506-856-8547
Email: karen.reid@murco.nb.ca 


Member
Law Society of New Brunswick
Canadian Bar Association
Moncton Area Lawyers Association

Law Society of New Brunswick Council

ASSOCIATEs

Molly C. H. Hall

506-856-8565

Molly.hall@murco.nb.ca


Molly C. H. Hall attended Université de Moncton, earning a Bachelor of Social Sciences. While obtaining this degree, Molly was heavily involved in the student councils of both her department and faculty.


Following her undergraduate studies, Molly continued at Université de Moncton, obtaining her law degree in 2018. During her time in law school, Molly served two years as the co-president of the Comité pour l’égalité. After completing her articles at the New Brunswick Court of Appeal, Molly was admitted to the Law Society of New Brunswick in June 2019.


Molly maintains a bilingual general litigation practice.


Preparatory Education

Université de Moncton (B. Sc. Soc.)

Institut d’études politiques – Lille (study abroad)

Canadian Association of Insurance Brokers (CAIB I and II)


Legal Education

Université de Moncton (J.D. 2018)

 

Administrative Assistant

Sadie LeBlanc

Phone: 506-856-8545

Email: reception@muco.nb.ca

 

Memberships

Comité pour l’égalité (Co-president 2016-2018)

Moncton Area Lawyers Association (Council)

YWCA Moncton Board Member 2020 – present

Gabrielle Maltais

506-856-8564

GabrielleM@murco.nb.ca

 

Gabrielle is an associate at Murphy Collette Murphy. She maintains a general litigation practice and practices in French and English. Prior to joining the firm as an associate, Gabrielle worked with us as a student-at-law.


Gabrielle obtained her law degree at Université de Moncton in 2021 and was admitted to the New Brunswick Bar in June 2022. Prior to her legal studies, she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. 


Gabrielle enjoys getting to know her clients and taking the time to understand their needs, priorities, and expectations. She combines a client-focused approach with a result-driven attitude to assist her clients in an efficient and practical manner.


Preparatory Education

Université de Moncton (B. Sc. Kin.)


Legal Education

Université de Moncton (J.D. 2021)

 

Administrative Assistant

Sadie LeBlanc

Phone: 506-856-8545

Email: reception@murco.nb.ca

 

Memberships

Law Society of New Brunswick

Canadian Bar Association

L'Association des Juristes d'Expression Française du Nouveau-Brunswick

Julie Després

506-856-8553

julie.despres@murco.nb.ca

 

Julie is originally from Shediac, New Brunswick. She earned her Juris Doctor from the Université de Moncton in 2021, following studies in criminology at the University of Alberta. Before graduating from law school, she volunteered with Pro Bono Students Canada in the family law field and interned with the Crown Prosecutor's Office in Moncton, New Brunswick. Julie has also worked in various industries, including health care, marketing, and customer service, which has given her a solution-oriented mindset and a desire for continuous learning.


Julie is fluently bilingual in French and English. Her practice at Murphy Collette Murphy focuses primarily on personal injury, civil litigation, wills and estates, and real estate.


Her interests include boating, kayaking, paddle boarding, and reading biographies and autobiographies.


Education

Université de Moncton (JD 2021)

University of Fredericton (MBA Candidate 2023)

 

Administrative Assistant

Sadie LeBlanc

Phone: 506-856-8545

Email: reception@murco.nb.ca

 

Memberships

Law Society of New Brunswick

Canadian Bar Association

 

Awards

Recruitment Scholarship, New Brunswick Law Foundation

 

Volunteering

2018-2019 Researcher, Pro Bono Students Canada (PBSC), Association francophone des parents du Nouveau-Brunswick

2014-2015 President of Student Council, École Polyvalente Louis-J.-Robichaud

2014-2015 Founder and President of EducEd, École Polyvalente Louis-J.-Robichaud

Information

250 Lutz Street

Moncton, NB Canada

E1C 5G3

Phone: 506-856-8560

Email: manager@murco.nb.ca

Hours

Monday - Friday 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Bests client recommended 2019

Service Area

Atlantic provinces

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