The team at
McLellan Brennan
Hrga can provide
a variety of legal
services in many
different areas
of law

Meet our team

Guiding our clients through their legal needs for over 60 years

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Bloyce McLellan, Q.C., Counsel

Bloyce was born in Grand River, Prince Edward Island, as the youngest of thirteen children on the McLellan family farm. After obtaining his Bachelor of Arts from UPEI in 1973, Bloyce attended law school at the University of New Brunswick, where he obtained his Bachelor of Laws in 1976.

Bloyce is a Counsel at our firm, and one of our most experienced lawyers—practising for 45 years. Bloyce has vast trial and appellate experience which he uses to successfully advise on client matters of all types. Bloyce has successfully advocated for our clients at all levels of court, including the PEI Superior Court, PEI Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court of Canada.

With the addition of two new lawyers in 2020—Filip Hrga and Lindsay McLellan—Bloyce has been busy mentoring our next generation of lawyers to carry on the firm’s legacy. He continues to be a trusted source of knowledge, experience, and counsel for our clients, both now and in the years to come. Out of the office, Bloyce enjoys golfing, reading western novels, and spending quality time with his family and friends.
Bloyce was the founding president of the ALS Society of Prince Edward Island and a past president of the Summerside Western Capitals. He remains an active community member in his church.
Call to the Bar: Prince Edward Island: 1976
Education: BA, University of Prince Edward Island, 1973 LLB
University of New Brunswick, 1976
Memberships: Atlantic Provinces Trial Lawyers Association
Ontario Trial Lawyers Association
Canadian Bar Association
Law Society of Prince Edward Island (Past President)
Founding President of the ALS Society of Prince Edward Island
Practice areas: Personal Injury, Wills & Estates, Real Estate, Civil & Commercial Litigation, Corporate & Commercial
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Office Main Line: 902-436-9211
Office Direct Line: 902-201-4298
Fax: 902-436-1514
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John Brennan, Counsel

John was born in O'Leary, Prince Edward Island. John graduated from Acadia University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours in History). In 2000, he graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School with his Bachelor of Laws.

John is a senior lawyer at our firm, and an experienced litigator with extensive courtroom and boardroom experience. John brings his invaluable experience to the office each and every day, whether that’s negotiating a settlement for our clients, instructing on a corporate transaction, or advising sellers and purchasers of real estate. John’s experience extends to many of our practice areas, including personal injury, real estate, wills & estates, civil and commercial litigation, and corporate/commercial.

John is an invaluable advisor and member of our firm, providing input and advice on various files and firm matters. However, when he isn’t helping our clients, John likes to relax by getting active. John is an avid outdoorsman, frequently seen hiking, jogging, swimming, and cycling all over the Island. John also enjoys spending quality time with his wife, children, and friends.
John is an active member of his community. He is currently a school basketball coach and has served in the past in various executive functions for organizations such as Community Inclusions and the Summerside Chamber of Commerce.
Call to the Bar: Prince Edward Island: 2001
Education: BA (Hons.), Acadia University, 1997 LLB, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, 2000
Memberships: Atlantic Provinces Trial Lawyers Association (Past President)
Ontario Trial Lawyers Association
Canadian Bar Association
Law Society of Prince Edward Island
Member of the Rules Committee of the PEI Supreme Court
Member of the Insurance Committee of the Law Society of PEI
Practice areas: Personal Injury, Wills & Estates, Real Estate, Civil & Commercial Litigation, Corporate & Commercial
Contact:
Office Main Line: 902-436-9211
Office Direct Line: 902-201-4305
Fax: 902-436-1514
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Lindsay McLellan, Partner

Lindsay is a partner at McLellan Brennan Hrga. She completed law school in Ottawa, Ontario, where she obtained valuable experience representing survivors of domestic and sexual violence at the University's Community Legal Clinic. Lindsay went on to article and then practice law as an associate at a boutique labour, employment, and human rights firm. 

Lindsay is commited to inclusive, trauma-informed lawyering and practices in most of the firm’s various practice areas. Her experience and her passion for social justice advocacy has resulted in her compassionate and effective advocacy style. She listens to her clients' needs attentively and works with clients to ensure their legal goals are achieved.

Lindsay is pleased to have returned to the Island to use her education and skills to benefit fellow Islanders and continue the legacy of the firm.
Lindsay enjoys spending much of her time outdoors and exploring the many sights PEI has to offer. In fact, Lindsay, along with another one of our partners, Filip, took all the Island landscape photos used throughout our website.

Active in her community and an advocate for access to justice, Lindsay serves on the Board for Community Legal Information.
Call to the Bar: Prince Edward Island: 2020
Ontario: 2019
Education: BA (Hons.), St. Thomas University, 2015
JD, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa, 2018
Memberships: Law Society of Prince Edward Island
Law Society of Ontario
Canadian Bar Association
Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers
Board Member at Community Legal Information PEI
Practice areas: Personal Injury, Wills & Estates, Family Law, Employment, Labour, Human Rights, Real Estate, Ontario
Contact:
Office Main Line: 902-436-9211
Office Direct Line: 902-201-4306
Fax: 902-436-1514
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Filip Hrga, Partner

Filip is a partner at our firm. Filip received his education and training in Ottawa, Ontario where Filip went to law school and where he worked as a summer and articling student at a large international law firm. Filip then worked as an associate lawyer at a mid-size law firm in Ottawa. Now licensed in PEI, Filip joined the firm as a partner and practices in all the firm’s practice areas.

Filip is a strong and passionate advocate for his clients, whether it's negotiating settlements or negotiating contracts. Filip actively listens to his clients’ needs and routinely offers creative, practical, and legal solutions and advice. Filip has assisted clients on the sale and purchase of businesses in a variety of industries, and at a variety of valuations; in one notable example, Filip successfully represented a client, as co-counsel, on the sale of his business interests for $20 million.
When he’s not in the office, Filip enjoys exploring all the natural beauty that Prince Edward Island has to offer. Filip also likes to put his negotiating skills to the test by playing various strategy and board games with his family and friends. As a fun fact, Filip, and another one of our other partners Lindsay, took all the Island landscape photos used throughout our website.
Call to the Bar: Prince Edward Island: 2020
Ontario: 2019
Education: BBA (Honours with First Class Standing), Goodman School of Business, Brock University, 2013
JD (Cum Laude), Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa, 2018
Memberships: Law Society of Prince Edward Island
Law Society of Ontario
Canadian Bar Association
Board Member for the Greater Summerside Chamber of Commerce
Board Member for the Island Fringe Festival
Co-founder and past President of the Food Law Society at the University of Ottawa
Practice areas: Personal Injury, Corporate/Commercial, Civil & Commercial Litigation, Wills & Estates, Family Law, Real Estate, Food & Beverage, Ontario
Contact:
Office Main Line: 902-436-9211
Office Direct Line: 902-201-4303
Fax: 902-436-1514
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Samson Brasseur, Articling Student

Samson was born in Toronto, Ontario. He completed a Bachelor of Arts in History at King’s College London in the United Kingdom before graduating with a Juris Doctor from Dalhousie University, where he received a prize in Public International Law.

In the past, Samson has summered at a number of both boutique and large firms in Ontario, where he gained exposure to corporate and construction law.
 
Samson is excited to build upon his legal skills and experience during his articles at McLellan Brennan Hrga, with a particular interest in family law, personal injury, civil litigation, and construction law.
With strong roots to PEI, Samson has spent many summers here throughout his life, and in joining the McLellan Brennan Hrga team he has been able to relocate to a place he has come to know as a second home.
Education: BA (Honours), King's College London, University of London, 2018
JD, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, 2021
Memberships: Canadian Bar Association
Contact:
Office Main Line: 902-436-9211
Office Direct Line: 902-201-4304
Fax: 902-436-1514
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Our Staff

Naomi McNair Bookkeeper &
Administrative Clerk
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Amanda Muirhead Property, Corporate &
Commercial Paralegal
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Candice Rogers Litigation &
Estates Paralegal
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Ashley McLellan Administrative Assistant Direct: 902-800-1585
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Jessica Hippenstall Legal Assistant Direct: 902-800-1909
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Sarah Clark Legal Assistant Direct: 902-800-1914
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