Justice Felix A. Cacchione

Born in 1949 in Montreal, Quebec, Justice Felix Cacchione attended Loyola College where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree. He later attended Dalhousie University, graduating with his law degree in 1974. He was admitted to the Nova Scotia Bar the following year.

At the beginning of his legal career, Justice Cacchione practiced family and criminal law in the Truro, New Glasgow and Halifax offices of Nova Scotia Legal Aid. In 1983, he entered private practice with Lambert and Cacchione, where he remained until his appointment to the Bench on June 12, 1986.

Justice Cacchione was first appointed as a County Court Judge and became a Justice of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court upon amalgamation on Jan. 30, 1993. He elected supernumerary status in 2008.

Both before and after becoming a judge, Justice Cacchione demonstrated a strong interest in legal education, volunteering to teach aspiring and practing lawyers. From 1977 until his judicial appointment, he was a guest lecturer in criminal law at Dalhousie Law School. For much of that time he also co-taught the Clinical Course in Criminal Law. He served as an instructor in the Bar Admission Program, the Continuing Legal Education Society of Nova Scotia, and was a faculty member for the Federation of Law Societies Annual Criminal Law Conference from 1986 until 2000. More recently, from 2003 to 2014, he volunteered his time teaching Criminal Jury Trial Seminars.

Justice Cacchione is multi-lingual, speaking fluent English, French and Itlalian. He is also an avid gardener. Justice Cacchione, on behalf of everyone with the Nova Scotia Judiciary, we wish you many happy years in retirement!