Stéphane Sérafin is an associate lawyer with Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP, and a member of our Indigenous Law Group. He maintains a diverse practice focused on indigenous governance, business law, and civil litigation.

Stéphane completed joint Ontario and Québec articles at Nelligan O’Brien Payne before pursuing a clerkship at the Federal Court of Canada. He is a graduate of the Programme de droit canadien, a three-year combined common law and civil law program at the University of Ottawa. While in law school, Stéphane was an Editor and an Editorial Board Member of the Ottawa Law Review. He also spent a summer in Paris, France completing international and comparative law courses jointly offered through Cornell Law School and the Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne.

Stéphane was drawn to law out of a desire to advocate for the interests of others. He firmly believes in self-determination and self-government, and finds his work to be particularly rewarding where it helps his clients realize those goals.

Outside of the office, Stéphane is dedicated to his young family. He enjoys travel, learning about different cultures, and staying physically active.


  • >LL.M., University of Toronto (2017)
  • >Call to the Ontario Bar (2015)
  • >Call to the Barreau du Québec (2015)
  • >J.D., University of Ottawa (2014)
  • >LL.L., University of Ottawa (2014)
  • >B.Soc.Sc (Hons), University of Ottawa (2011)

Professional Activities and Organizations

  • >Ontario Bar Association
  • >Canadian Bar Association
  • >County of Carleton Law Association
  • >Barreau de l'Outaouais