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Meet The Galarneau & Associates Ottawa Family Law Team

Galarneau & Associates Family Law Firm is a team of experienced and compassionate lawyers dedicated to providing exceptional Family Law legal services to families in Ottawa. Led by founder and lead counsel Susan Galarneau, the team is committed to helping clients navigate complex family law matters with sensitivity, professionalism, and integrity. With a focus on achieving favourable outcomes for their clients, the team at Galarneau & Associates is well-versed in all aspects of family law, including sepration, Parenting, support, property division, and more. As a trusted and respected firm located in Orleans, Ottawa, Galarneau & Associates is known for its personalized approach, attention to detail, and unwavering commitment to their clients.

Galarneau & Associates is a family law firm in Ottawa that is dedicated to helping families navigate complex legal matters with sensitivity, professionalism, and integrity. As the founder and lead counsel of the firm, Susan Galarneau has extensive experience in all aspects of family law, including sepration, Parenting, support, property division, and more. One area in which Susan has particular expertise is mediation.

As a certified mediator, Susan is skilled in guiding clients through the mediation process, helping them find mutually beneficial solutions to their disputes. She understands that mediation can provide a more amicable and efficient resolution for clients, and is committed to helping families avoid the emotional and financial costs of litigation whenever possible. Susan's compassionate and effective approach to mediation has earned her a reputation as one of Ottawa's top family law mediators.

At Galarneau & Associates, the entire team is dedicated to providing personalized attention and exceptional legal representation to every client. Whether through mediation or litigation, they are committed to helping families achieve favourable outcomes that protect their best interests and those of their children. With their deep knowledge of family law and their commitment to their clients, Galarneau & Associates is a trusted and respected family law firm in Ottawa.

Susan E. Galarneau, B.Soc., LL.B.

Fluently bilingual, hardworking and service-oriented, Susan's legal career spans more than three decades, during which she has practiced as both a lawyer and a mediator for close to 30 years. She obtained a Bachelor of Social Science from the University of Ottawa and a Bachelor of Laws from Osgoode Hall - York University.


Certified as a collaborative lawyer, Susan works in all areas of family law. She deals with complex family matters, including seprations, Parenting disputes, child support, spousal support, and division of property. She also has extensive experience as a children's counsel. Susan also does child protection work and has done extensive work in the field of adoption.


Furthermore, Susan acts as an arbitrator for all family-related matters. Susan is certified in mediation, collaborative, arbitration, and child protection law.


seg@galarneauassoc.com

Bruno Sharpe, B.A., JD

Bruno attended Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia, where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts in 2015. Bruno then graduated from the University of Ottawa's program of  common law in french, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 2018. He completed his articling with a military law firm and was subsequently called to the Ontario Bar in 2019.


During his law school studies, Bruno studied family law and was a member of the Family Division at the University of Ottawa Community Legal Clinic. Since his call to the Bar, Bruno practices mostly in the areas of Family Law and Child Protection. In addition, Bruno offers services for wills and powers of attorney. He works hard to resolve disputes as amicably and efficiently as possible. He is currently accepting clients with Legal Aid Ontario certificates.


In addition to being a member of the Law Society of Ontario (LSO), Bruno is a member of the Carleton County Law Association (CCLA), as well as the Association des juristes d'expression fran├žaise de l'Ontario (AJEFO).


Bruno is perfectly bilingual and is happy to offer his services in both official languages.


bsharpe@galarneauassoc.com

Nicole Bolick

Nicole graduated with her Bachelor of Laws with Honours from the University of Kent, England, in 2020. She then completed her articles in Ottawa with her main focus on estate administration and planning. Nicole was called to the Ontario Bar in July 2022.


Nicole has been working in the legal field for over 5 years and is fluently bilingual in both French and English. She worked in family and estates law as a law clerk before becoming a lawyer, giving her a wealth of experience and knowledge to properly represent and assist her clients. Nicole offers services in Estate administration including probate applications, Estate Litigation, Estate planning and services associated with preparing Wills and Powers of Attorney. In Family Law, Nicole advises on separation, child protection and litigation matters. She is currently accepting family law clients with Legal Aid Ontario certificates.


Nicole excels in advocating for her clients and has a rich background in advocacy training and mooting competitions throughout her legal education. Nicole follows her travel bug in her spare time and enjoys exploring new parts of the world.


nbolick@galarneauassoc.com

Yasmin Abbadi, B.Comm., LL.B. (Hons)

Before commencing her studies in law, Yasmin completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Ottawa and obtained a Bachelor of Commerce with a specialization in International Management. She obtained her law degree (LL.B) with Honours from the University of Kent in England.


Yasmin joined Galarneau & Associates following her call to the Ontario Bar in June 2022. She practices exclusively in Family Law, where she assists clients in resolving their matters efficiently through alternative dispute resolution or litigation. Prior to her Call, Yasmin worked as a legal assistant and completed her articles with a Family Law firm. She has experience preparing domestic contracts and dealing with parenting, property, and support disputes.


While attending law school, Yasmin volunteered with the Kent Law Clinic and the Joint Enterprise Appeal Project. She engaged her passion for legal research and advocacy by planning, participating, and judging various mooting competitions. Yasmin provides services in Arabic. She is currently accepting clients with Legal Aid Ontario certificates.


yabbadi@galarneauassoc.com

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