David Ang is an associate lawyer at Nelligan O’Brien Payne and is a member of the Family Law Group.

David attended the University of Ottawa where he obtained his J.D. He completed his articles in Ottawa and practised family law with a small firm in Nepean before joining Nelligan O’Brien Payne.

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David practises mainly family law, and he has a particular interest in same-sex and LGBT family law issues.

David has appeared before both the Superior Court of Ontario and the Ontario Court of Justice, representing clients on a variety of issues, including custody and access, child support, spousal support, and property division. He has worked on motions for interim access and a child’s school registration, as well as on trials on issues including jurisdiction, mobility, and crown wardship. David has negotiated separation agreements, and has conducted lawyer-assisted mediation. He has also advised clients on fertility law agreements, including for sperm donors and egg donors.

David believes in the importance of empathy and compassion when dealing with family law matters. His goal is to achieve an effective and cost-efficient resolution to clients’ matters.

Outside of work, David is an active member of the CCLA in Ottawa, and is the vice chair of its Diversity Committee. He is also part of the CCLA’s Annual Institute of Family Law planning committee. David is a member of the A2Justice (A2J) Coalition, a group advocating for increased access to justice and decreased barriers to the legal profession. During law school, he competed in the Walsh Family Law Moot and was an executive member of the uOttawa OUTLaw student group.

On weekends, David tries to get out of the city when he can. He also has a cat named Socks.


  • >Call to the Ontario Bar (2016)
  • >J.D., University of Ottawa (2015)
  • >B.A., Ryerson University (2012)

Professional Activities and Organizations

  • >County of Carleton Law Association