Natasha Chettiar is an associate lawyer with Nelligan O’Brien Payne and a member of the Family Law Group.

Natasha has a passion for helping, which naturally led her to family law. She values connecting with her clients, and strives to approach their legal issues with compassion and creativity. She prides herself on being a supportive and fierce advocate, a good communicator, and someone who genuinely listens.

Natasha has worked with clients on a variety of issues, including custody and access, child support, spousal support, and property division. She has worked on motions dealing with a diverse number of issues, such as interim custody and access, support, and exclusive possession of the matrimonial home, and has assisted clients dealing with high-conflict matters, including parental alienation and abduction. Natasha is also experienced in drafting separation agreements, marriage contracts, and cohabitation agreements.

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Natasha was inspired to pursue a career in law as a way to effect change for people who need it most. While studying law at the University of Ottawa, Natasha volunteered with Pro Bono Students Canada, and she was awarded a public interest fellowship grant by the University to work as a legal advocate for prisoners navigating human rights and healthcare issues, as well as issues impacting their constitutional rights. Natasha was later selected as a Dean’s Legal Research and Writing Fellow, and employed by the University as a Constitutional Law teaching assistant, where she honed her ability to analyse, simplify, and break down challenging legal concepts.

Outside of the office, you can find Natasha hiking, bouldering, and spending time with family and friends.


  • >B.A., McGill University (2009)
  • >J.D., University of Ottawa (Cum Laude) (2017)
  • >Call to Ontario Bar (2017)

Professional Activities and Organizations

  • >Advocacy Club (Ottawa)
  • >County of Carleton Law Association