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Barbara E. Smith, QC


65 Grafton St.
Charlottetown, P.E.
C1A 1K8




Language(s) spoken: English

Bar Admission(s): Prince Edward Island, 1992

Legal Assistant(s): Buffy Campbell

Providing legal services through a professional corporation.

Barbara carries on a solicitor’s practice and works primarily in the areas of corporate-commercial, commercial financing, commercial and residential real property, and estate planning and administration.  She has assisted many family run and small to medium size enterprises with succession planning, including the transition of ownership for family-run businesses.

Her clients include:

  • Small and medium sized owner-operated businesses.
  • Professional service firms, including dentists, doctors, accountants and architects.
  • Individuals, in the areas of residential real estate and estate planning and administration.

Barbara is also a registered trademark agent.

Education & Career


Dalhousie University, LLB, 1991
University of Prince Edward Island, BA, 1987


Member, Canadian Bar Association
President, Board of Directors, Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce (“GCACC”), 2021 – present
Member, Board of Directors, GCACC, 2017 – 2021
First Vice-President, Executive Committee, GCACC, 2020 – present
Member, Governance Committee, GCACC, 2018 -present
Member, Board of Directors, Canadian Cancer Society – PEI Division, 2015 – present
Member, Board of Governors, Law Foundation of Prince Edward Island, 2015 – present
Secretary – Treasurer, Board of Governors, Law Foundation of Prince Edward Island, 2017 – present
Past-chair, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation, 2009 – 2011
Chair, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation, 2007 – 2009
Member, Board of Directors, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation, 2004 – 2011
Canvasser, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Prince Edward Island Division
Queens Jubilee Award, 2002
Member, Advocacy Committee, Canadian Cancer Society – PEI Division, 1992 – 2002


Queen’s Counsel, 2008
Best Lawyers 2014 Banking and Finance Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Charlottetown
Best Lawyers: Banking and Finance, 2011 – 2022
Best Lawyers: Corporate Law, 2022
Best Lawyers: Trusts and Estates, 2020 – 2022
Lexpert rating: Corporate Commercial Law, 2014 – 2021
Lexpert rating: Banking, 2016 – 2018
Lexpert rating: Estate and Personal Tax, 2016 – 2018
Lexpert rating: Property Development, 2013 – 2017, 2021

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