Madeleine Carter

Maddy joined the class actions practice group at Wagners in 2014 after practicing in Toronto. Since 2016 Maddy has led the class action department of the firm with Mr. Wagner. She exclusively represents plaintiffs in provincial and national class actions, including those involving institutional abuse, product liability, privacy breaches, pharmaceuticals, defective medical devices, and environmental contamination.

Maddy has a law degree from the Schulich School of Law (2010) and a Master of Law degree from Cambridge University (2014), for which she received the Right Honourable Paul Martin Sr. Scholarship and other awards. She is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada (2011) and the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society (2015).

Since 2016 Maddy has been a member of the Board of Directors of Alice House, an organization providing safe second-stage housing and supportive counselling for women leaving domestic violence.

Bar Admissions

  • Ontario, 2011
  • Nova Scotia, 2015

Professional Memberships

  • Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society
  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Atlantic Provinces Trial Lawyers Association
  • Canadian Bar Association


Master of Law, Cambridge University, 2014

  • Dr. Amanda Perreau-Saussine de Ezcurra Law Prize for the study of the history and philosophy of international law, 2014
  • Trinity Hall Ian Malcolm Lewis Prize for Law, 2014
  • Trinity Hall Bateman Scholarship, 2014
  • Right Honourable Paul Martin Sr. Scholarship providing full university and college fees (Cambridge Commonwealth Trust and Canadian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies), 2013-2014

Bachelor of Law, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, 2010

  • Dean’s List, 2008-2010
  • Alistair Fraser Scholarship for first-class average in law, 2008-2010
  • Schulich Scholarship for academic merit and community involvement, 2010
  • Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt Prize for highest mark in Securities Regulation, 2010
  • Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP Prize for highest combined mark in corporate law courses, 2010
  • Canadian Bar Association NS Branch Scholarship for high scholastic average and achieving the objects of the Canadian Bar Association, 2010
  • Stuart Clarke Lane Memorial Prize for highest mark in administrative law, 2010
  • Edna Chambers Class of ’77 Prize for highest mark in judicial remedies, 2010
  • Angus L. MacDonald Prize for highest mark in tort law, 2008
  • Law Foundation of Nova Scotia Entrance Scholarship, 2007

Bachelor of Science, Dalhousie University, 2006

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