Melanie Sutton is an associate lawyer at Nelligan Law, and a member of our Employment Law and Labour Law groups.

Melanie advises trade unions and employees on a variety of workplace issues, including wrongful dismissal and human rights issues.

After completing an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and Immunology, Melanie was driven to pursue a career in law where she could use her analytic and problem-solving skills while working with individuals every day to help them through some of the most challenging moments of their lives. Melanie is compassionate and recognizes that each of her clients has unique concerns. That’s why she listens carefully and works hard to achieve solutions that work for them. Recognizing that legal matters can be complex, Melanie takes the time to ensure her clients fully understand how the legal principles apply to their case, the options available to them, and how the process will unfold. She is also fluently bilingual and represents her clients in both official languages.

While attending law school at the University of Ottawa, Melanie developed her advocacy skills while competing in the national Walsh Moot competition. She also participated in the Women’s Legal Mentorship Program and co-founded a student association to help connect law students with lawyers practicing in family law and deepen their understanding of the practice area.

Outside the office, Melanie enjoys experimenting in the kitchen and curling up with a good book. She also loves the outdoors and spending quality time with her family and friends.


  • >Call to the Ontario Bar (2020)
  • >Juris Doctor (cum laude), University of Ottawa (2019)
  • >Bachelor of Medical Sciences, Western University (2015

Professional Activities and Organizations

  • >The Advocacy Club
  • >County of Carleton Law Association
  • >Ontario Bar Association
  • >Canadian Bar Association