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Bruce Reid

Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Phone: 780-461-8416

Fax: 780-461-8546


Bruce Reid is a lawyer, mediator, Registered Collaborative Family Lawyer, and partner at Long Family Law Group LLP. He has worked with our firm in many capacities since 2008, full-time in the summers and part-time during the school years. He began his tenure with us as a filing clerk, but his role evolved quickly.

Bruce is an Acadian Maritimer transplanted to Alberta, where he completed his Bachelor of Arts and obtained the distinction of First Class Honours. Bruce went home for a few years to obtain a law degree at Dalhousie University, and returned to us in January 2014 as an articling student. Bruce was admitted to the Alberta Bar as a lawyer on July 3, 2015.

In the past, Bruce has worked as a chicken farmer, tour guide and tour writer, machinist, window deliverer, construction, project manager for a retail outlet, and labourer. He is devoted to his wife, Denise, and their three-legged dog, Maui. Bruce enjoys camping, dirt biking, travelling, learning new languages, and practicing yoga. He is fluent in English, French, and Spanish.

Bruce is a well-rounded regular guy who brings to the law a strong sense of justice. To that end, Bruce dedicated much of his free time during law school to volunteer work. Throughout that time, he volunteered at Halifax’s Immigrant Settlement and Integration Services, where he assisted refugees and other immigrants with their immigration-related paperwork. He also volunteered his time working at Dalhousie Student Advocacy Services, where he acted as advocate for students pursuing academic appeals or facing disciplinary matters before administrative tribunals. As a lawyer he continues to contribute to the community by volunteering at the Edmonton Community Legal Clinic as well as participating in the speakers committee for the Canadian Bar Association Family Law Section Edmonton. Bruce has also contributed to the updating of the Legal Education Society of Alberta Family Law Practice Manual twice.

Bruce has quickly built skill and experience in litigation with numerous appearances in the Provincial Court and the Court of Queen’s Bench. He has obtained favourable results in trials, Special Chambers, and other interim hearings dealing with divorce, child support, spousal support, child welfare, property division, exclusive possession, Restraining Orders, and various other issues that arise in family law. He attributes much of his success to his mentors, his experience at the Dalhousie Legal Aid Clinic, and the multiple continuing education seminars that he attends. However, Bruce’s preference is to dedicate a larger part of his practice to alternate dispute resolution processes to assist transitioning families in finding outside-the-box solutions that work for them and their own unique circumstances.

Year Joined Firm

  • 2008

Areas of Practice

  • Family

Bar Admissions

  • Alberta, 2015


  • Dalhousie Law School, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Past Employment Positions

  • Dalhousie Legal Aid Clinic

Pro Bono Activities

  • Halifax’s Immigrant Settlement and Integration Services, Volunteer
  • Dalhousie Student Advocacy Services, Volunteer
  • Edmonton Community Legal Clinic, Volunteer
  • Canadian Bar Association, Family Law Section, Edmonton


  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

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