Steve André Serge Duplain, B.A. (Hons.), LL.B.
Call to the Ontario Bar - June 2010
Chénier & Notturno (Associate) - 2010 to 2016
Duplain Law (Director) - June 2016 to present
LL.B. (Baccalaureate in Law) - University of Ottawa (2009)
B.A. (Baccalaureate in Arts, Magna Cum Laude) with Honours in Psychology - University of Ottawa (2005)
Member in Good Standing with the Law Society of Ontario
Child Protection Defence Association of Ottawa (CPDAO)
County of Carleton Law Association (CCLA)
Active Member of Collaborative Divorce Ottawa (CDO)
Ontario Association of Collaborative Professionals (OACP)
Associate Member of the Ontario Association of Family Mediators (OAFM)
Legal Aid Ontario Panel Lawyer (Family, Child Protection, Domestic Violence)
Steve has been practicing as a lawyer full-time since his call to the Bar in June 2010. Steve started his career working in a busy downtown Ottawa firm which gave him the opportunity to quickly gain practical experience as a courtroom litigator in criminal defence trials and family court proceedings at all stages.
Steve launched Duplain Law in June 2016 and has continued to successfully represent hundreds of clients from all walks of life in family law. He represents clients thoughtfully and with a keen understanding of their core values. Steve maintains a reputation for having a strong work ethic and particularly enjoys finding pragmatic and creative solutions to his clients' legal challenges and that bear in mind their distinctive interests and goals.
Over the years, Steve has also specialized in representing many clients who have experienced or witnessed abuse, who have had experience with addiction, and/or health issues that have had a lasting impact on them and their families. Steve views the legal process as one through which vulnerable clients can ultimately achieve personal empowerment and work on finding the best path through which to move forward in their life.
Steve has also long been a proponent of the benefits of working collaboratively in order to find cost-effective solutions for clients. Steve is an approved member of Collaborative Practice Ottawa, having joined a growing team of professionals who work with clients seeking private and affordable out-of-court solutions to their family issues.
Steve has also obtained his certified training in Family Mediation and offers these services in both official languages of Canada.
Steve has also prepared numerous wills and powers of attorney and provided notarial services in French and English, all of which continue to be offered at a fixed affordable rate to our clientele.
Une grande partie de sa clientèle est francophone dans tous les domaines de sa pratique juridique.