Born: Truro, Nova Scotia


BSc, College Militaire Royale de St. Jean

MBA, University of Ottawa

MSc, National Defense University

JD, University of Ottawa

Call to the Bar: 2016

Areas of Practice:

Wills, Powers of Attorney, Estates

Civil Litigation

Family Law

Notary Public

Email: rliss@barnessammon.ca

Telephone: 613-594-8000 ext. 233

FAX: 613-235-7578

J Richard Liss, OMM, CD

Richard Liss was born in Truro, Nova Scotia. He received his Master in Business Administration from the University of Ottawa in 1986, his Master of Science from the National Defense University in Washington, D.C. in 2004, and his Juris Doctor (JD – law degree) from the University of Ottawa in 2015.


After completing his articles with Barnes Sammon LLP, he joined the firm in the summer of 2016. Mr. Liss is an advocate for the elderly and for currently serving or retired members of the military. During his articles, he gained practical experience in various areas of the law, concentrating on wills and powers of attorney, family law matters, and civil litigation.


Prior to entering the field of law, Mr. Liss was a member of the Canadian Forces for over thirty years where he was awarded the Order of Military Merit for outstanding meritorious service. He was a finance officer in the Royal Canadian Navy. He was also an owner-partner of a scuba diving business and a co-manager of a retirement home within the Capital Region.


Mr. Liss is a member of the County of Carleton Law Association.