Claire Kane Boychuk is an associate lawyer at Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP and a member of our Employment Law Group.

Claire is a talented negotiator, listener, and facilitator. She is committed to helping individuals thrive in their work and in their lives, and advocating for employment conditions that respect and celebrate diversity. Claire is relentlessly optimistic, very approachable, and ready to find creative and effective solutions to any problem.

Getting to know Claire. Why she chose employment law

Claire assists clients on a variety of employment and labour issues. As a former law clerk to Justice Anne L. Mactavish at the Federal Court of Canada, she also brings significant expertise to administrative law issues.

Claire is committed to using her legal training to help the most marginalized. During law school, she completed an internship with Disability Rights International in Mexico City. A paper that Claire wrote, “Choosing Citizens: Canada’s Obligations to Migrants with Disabilities”, was cited by the Parliamentary committee that successfully recommended a change to Canadian immigration law.

Claire is also an avid traveller and lover of languages. She is proficient in French and Spanish and speaks intermediate Mandarin Chinese.

Outside of work, you will find Claire hiking or cycling in the Gatineau, spending time with her family, or taking in a concert or art show.


  • >B.A. (Hons), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2012)
  • >B.C.L./L.L.B., McGill University (2016)
  • >Call to the Ontario Bar (2018)

Professional Activities and Organizations

  • >Law Society of Ontario