Nathalie is a skilled Family Law lawyer with over 21 years of experience, and is committed to the practices of mediation, Collaborative Law and out of court advocacy for separating couples and families.
Nathalie guides her clients during the difficult emotional and financial process of separation with a holistic and results-oriented approach that provides many short and long-term financial and emotional benefits. Nathalie’s years of practice and life experience have refined her strength and sense of fairness, and she believes everyone should be able to face the future with confidence.
Nathalie was a partner at one of Canada’s leading family law firms before starting her own practice in 2012, where she continues to offer her services to professionals, business owners and people who are committed to out of court resolutions.
Nathalie is a pioneer in the field of Neuro Family Law©, the integration of the science of the brain and the psychology of negotiation into law, to help professionals better understand and work with their clients and other professionals. Nathalie recently obtained a certificate of studies from NeuroAwareness, an international company fostering education about neuroscience for negotiators and other professionals and founded the Neuro Family Law Institute. She regularly teaches and writes about the science of negotiation because she believes professionals should not allow their personal issues to cloud their judgment and effectiveness during their work with their clients and other professionals.
Nathalie is a Deputy Judge of the Small Claims Court, a member of the Chief Justice of Ontario Advisory Committee on Professionalism, and a former member of the Equity and Aboriginal Issues Committee of the Law Society of Upper Canada. She is also a member of several legal, Mediation and Collaborative Law associations.
Nathalie is frequently called upon by the media to discuss family law legal issues, and has been a guest speaker and co-chair and has written several articles for various Continuing Legal Education programs.
She has an interest in public education. She teaches negotiation, collaborative law, communication skills, and a popular seminar series on Family Law With The Brain In Mind©. For several years she was an instructor at the Law Society of Upper Canada’s Bar Admission Course and taught Parent Information Sessions to separating families.
Nathalie obtained her Civil Law Degree from Laval University in Quebec 1988 and her Common Law Degree from the University of Western Ontario in 1989. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 1991. Nathalie is fluent in English and French. She has a daughter, enjoys a wide range of outdoor activities including downhill skiing, biking, hiking, and playing hockey and soccer.
- 2012: Featured in the Women’s Post as one of Canada’s top business women.
- 2010: Recognized as a ‘Lawyer making history’ by the Law Society of Upper Canada.
- 2004: Received the Award of Distinction by the Association of French speaking jurists of Ontario.