Our People

Erica Bennett
Erica Bennett
Associate
Erica graduated with a J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2014. She was the...
Jennifer Birrell
Jennifer Birrell
Partner
Jennifer Birrell is a partner with Emond Harnden and has over twenty years experience in providing counsel to...
André Champagne
André Champagne
Partner
A 1985 graduate of the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa and a...
Raquel Chisholm
Raquel Chisholm
Partner
Raquel Chisholm advises employers at both the Ontario and Federal jurisdictions in all areas of...
Jock Climie
Jock Climie
Partner
Jock, a partner with the firm, graduated from Queen’s University Law School in 1994, and...
Céline Delorme
Céline Delorme
Partner
Céline graduated cum laude from the University of Ottawa French Common Law Program in 2007....
Justin Dubois
Justin Dubois
Associate
Justin acts for clients in a variety of litigation and arbitration proceedings relating to labour...
Carolyn Dunlop
Carolyn Dunlop
Associate
Carolyn is a graduate of the Faculty of Law at Queen’s University. Prior to entering...
Colleen Dunlop
Colleen Dunlop
Partner
Colleen is a graduate from Queen’s University Law School and now manages a diverse labour...
Jacques A. Emond
Jacques A. Emond
Partner
Jacques Emond is a co-founding partner of Emond Harnden.  His labour and employment law practice...
Sheri Farahani
Sheri Farahani
Partner
Sheri, a partner with the firm, has worked exclusively in management side labour and employment...
Sophie Gagnier
Sophie Gagnier
Partner
Sophie is a partner with Emond Harnden having joined the firm in 2004.  She obtained...
Adam Gamwell
Adam Gamwell
Associate
Adam joined the firm as an articling student in 2013 and practices in all areas...
Lynn H. Harnden
Lynn H. Harnden
Partner
Lynn represents both private sector and public sector employers in all aspects of labour relations...
Porter Heffernan
Porter Heffernan
Partner
Porter graduated with an LL.B and an LL.M from Dalhousie Law School, with a specialization...
Sébastien Huard
Sébastien Huard
Partner
Fully bilingual, Sébastien has considerable experience in the public and private sectors with particular focus...
Mélissa Lacroix
Mélissa Lacroix
Associate
Mélissa graduated cum laude from the University of Ottawa French Common Law Program in 2006...
Paul Lalonde
Paul Lalonde
Partner
Paul serves a large client base in the public, broader public and private sectors, including...
Sarah Lapointe
Sarah Lapointe
Associate
Sarah graduated cum laude from the University of Ottawa French Common Law Program in 2011...
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Paul Marshall
Partner
Paul maintains an extensive bilingual practice focused on labour and employment law, education law, administrative...
Mark Newton
Mark Newton
Counsel
Mark is one of the most noted lawyers in Canada in the field of pensions,...
Carole Piette
Carole Piette
Partner
Carole maintains an extensive bilingual practice in labour arbitrations and negotiations. She has also developed...
Kecia Podetz
Kecia Podetz
Partner
Kecia, a partner with Emond Harnden, practices exclusively in the areas of labour and employment. ...
George Rontiris
George Rontiris
Partner
George manages a broad practice on behalf of employers, with a particular emphasis on proceedings...
Vicky Satta
Vicky Satta
Partner
Vicky is a partner with Emond Harnden and practices in many areas of labour and...
J.D. Sharp
J.D. Sharp
Partner
After four amusing years, J.D. barely graduated from Queen’s University with a BA (Hons).  He...
Larissa Volinets Schieven
Larissa Volinets Schieven
Associate
Larissa joined Emond Harnden as an Associate after completing her articles and a term as...
Steven P. Williams
Steven P. Williams
Partner
Steve is a partner having joined the firm in 1994. He has a considerable depth...
Paula Campbell
Paula Campbell
Director of Research
Paula is the Director of Research and oversees the firm’s Research Department. She has 25...
Neil Dzuba
Neil Dzuba
Research Lawyer
Neil received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Labour Studies from McMaster University, a Master...
Patricia Lawrence
Patricia Lawrence
Research Lawyer
Patricia is a Research Lawyer with Emond Harnden and provides support to the lawyers of...
Jean-Michel Richardson
Jean-Michel Richardson
Research Lawyer
Jean-Michel is a Research Lawyer at Emond Harnden, providing research support to the lawyers of...
Alanna Twohey
Alanna Twohey
Research Lawyer
Alanna is a Research Lawyer who provides support to the other lawyers of the firm...
Antoinette Strazza
Antoinette Strazza
Chief Operating Officer
Antoinette is an accomplished bilingual executive professional with almost 20 years of diversified senior management...