Suzanne Desrosiers is a talented lawyer born and raised in Timmins. Her passion for northern Ontario, her dedication to her clients, and her passion to share her knowledge to prevent costly mistakes sets her apart from other lawyers in the region.
After graduating and obtaining a B.A. in Political Science from University of Ottawa, Suzanne proceeded to law school in Moncton, New Brunswick where she became the first Ontario resident to complete a common law degree (LLB) completely in the French language. Completed her articling in Barrie Ontario, the Bar Admission course in Ottawa and admitted to the Ontario Bar in April 1984.
With over 36 years of experience and founder of Suzanne Desrosiers Professional Corporation, she leads an outstanding team of legal advisors and excels in the area of Real Estate Law, Estates, Employment Law, including Human Resources (H.R.) training for Upper Management.
Suzanne represents many First Nations including their umbrella organization such as their Health Authorities, Education Authorities, and their Power Corporations in all types of Employment Law related matters. Her practice also includes Real Estate Law, Business Law, Wills and Estate and conducts Workplace Investigations. Her track record for success speaks for her. Suzanne believes in a unique approach to client representation that focuses on the client's goals. At an initial consultation, she meets with clients to discuss their situation, explains the law, and then works with them to determine what their goals and priorities really are to develop a tailored legal strategy to the client's unique situations and interests.
Suzanne is dedicated to her community, having served on many volunteer boards including the Timmins Family Counselling Centre, Richelieu, Timmins District Hospital. She has assisted Fay Brunning a litigation lawyer that has had the courage to fight the Federal Government to advance the rights of the Residential Schools Survivors, particularly those of St Anne's Residential School in Fort Albany and much more. Her free time is mostly spent with her son Hisham and enjoys travelling, camping, boating, walking and spending time with friends.
Elizabeth (Liz) is a seasoned law clerk and has been with our firm 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 Liz is motivated by the opportunity to assist our clients and experience new and interesting challenges.
Katherine Armstrong is in her 3rd year of practice. She completed her Juris Doctor degree at the University of Ottawa and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Law at Carleton University. Katherine understands her clients' needs and is dedicated to achieving the best possible result for them.
Originally from the Ottawa region, Katherine is looking forward to contributing to the city of Timmins. In her spare time, Katherine enjoys volunteering with her local church, spending time with family, camping, hiking, and traveling across Canada.
Robert has recently joined our firm. Robert is originally from the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). He completed his undergraduate studies in political science at the University of Toronto and obtained a Juris Doctor degree from the University of British Columbia. During law school, Robert received the David Roberts Prize in Legal Writing and served as a note taker for the Access and Diversity Office. Robert articled with a litigation firm in Toronto.
Robert values honesty, integrity and professional development. He works hard to obtain the best possible results for his clients. On a more personal note Robert enjoys barbequing, fishing and playing chess.
Robert is eager to build lasting relationships in the City of Timmins, which is known as the City with a heart of Gold and give back to the community.