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Suzanne Desrosiers

Suzanne was born and raised in the City of Timmins. She attended The University of Ottawa to complete her undergraduate studies in Political Science, and went on to pursue a common law degree completely in French at The University of Moncton. In fact Suzanne is the first from the Province of Ontario to have obtained a common law degree completely in French. Suzanne articled in Barrie, Ontario, prior to deciding to return to her hometown where she opened her own legal practice.

Suzanne has been practicing in Timmins for over 34 years, covering diverse areas of law that range from: Real Estate purchase and sale transactions of both residential and commercial properties, buying and selling a business in both an asset purchase and a share purchase, helping clients with the drafting of their Wills and Powers of Attorney to the probate of their Will after the death of the testator, and other Estate related matters.

Suzanne has also been guiding employers in establishing policies and procedures to meet the minimum requirements of both the Employment Standards Act 2000 and the Canada Labour Code depending which jurisdiction applies to them, drafting employment contracts, drafting discipline letters and termination letters, doing or if necessary guiding the employer in conducting a workplace investigation. Suzanne also processed individual human rights claims particularly in Employment Law related matters, helped in processing IAP (Independent Assessment Process) Claims for the Victims of the Residential Schools, and much more.

Suzanne has been representing a number of First Nation organizations for the past 18 years in all types of Employment Law Related matters. Suzanne Desrosiers is fluent in French and English, and offers legal services in both languages.

Katherine Armstrong

Katherine Armstrong is a new call to the bar of Ontario. She completed her Juris Doctor degree at the University of Ottawa and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Law at Carleton University. Katherine is understanding of her clients’ needs and is dedicated to achieving the best result possible for them.

Originally from the Ottawa area, Katherine is looking forward to contributing to, and making connections within the community of the City if Timmins. In her spare time, Katherine enjoys volunteering with her local church, spending time with family, camping, hiking, and traveling across Canada.

Hailey Gomercich

Hailey was born and raised in Timmins. She is currently a second year student at Northern College, in the Law Clerk program. In 2012, Hailey commenced her high school CO-OP placement with us and was thereafter hired as our summer student till the late fall 2012. Five years later, Hailey has recently rejoined our team as a law clerk. Hailey has a passion for the field of law, and is enthusiastic about expanding her knowledge and experience with our firm.

Elizabeth Burwell

Elizabeth (Liz) has been a legal assistant with our office for close to 34 years. Elizabeth is a graduate of both General and Legal Secretarial Studies at Northern College (Porcupine Campus). In 2001, Elizabeth was hired as an instructor of the Legal Administrative Assistant Program with the Toronto School of Business. Though her experience in this area was short lived, due to the closing of the campus, the experience gave her a much deeper understanding of her career.

Liz provides a wide range of support for clients, as well as staff, and keeps the office running smoothly. She takes her role very seriously and each day is motivated by the opportunity to help people and experience new and interesting challenges.

Communities we service:

Timmins, Cochrane, Kapuskasing, Kirkland Lake, Temiskaming Shores, Iroquois Falls, Gogama, Chapleau, Temagami First Nation, Mattagami First Nation, Wahgoshig First Nation, Constance Lake First Nation, Attawapiskat First Nation, Kashechewan First Nation, Fort Albany First Nation, Moose Cree First Nation, Taykwa Tagamou First Nation, Chapleau Cree First Nation and Missanabie First Nation, Brunswick House First Nation, Matachewan First Nation, Beaverhouse First Nation, Flying Post First Nation, all within the Province of Ontario.

We are always receptive to serving other Communities