Representing our clients in court actions

Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP is acknowledged as a leading litigation firm in Ottawa, a reputation that is echoed across Ontario and Canada.

Our litigation lawyers handle the full range of legal matters and provide support to all practice groups. Our lawyers appear regularly before all levels of trial and appellate courts, as well as regulatory boards and administrative tribunals at both the provincial and federal levels.

Our approach is to go beyond the standard litigation process. At Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP, our goal is to achieve effective and timely resolution. While we pursue advocacy tenaciously in the courts, we also employ the skills that are effective in alternate methods of dispute resolution for many lawsuits and court actions.

We consider it the highest compliment that a significant portion of our litigation files are referred to us by other Ottawa lawyers and law firms, when their clients require special litigation services.

Our lawyers have a history of being actively involved in the evolution of our judicial system and its administration. As a result, we have had a hand in developing the rules and procedures that govern litigation. Our clients can be assured that our lawyers know the judicial system well and, in turn, that they are well-known by the members of the judiciary and courts administration.

Our lawyers are highly regarded advocates, and we are leaders in training law students and other lawyers in the art of advocacy. Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP co-ordinates and teaches the Trial Advocacy course at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law. Our lawyers have also taught advocacy at the Bar Admission Course, the Ontario Centre for Advocacy Training, and the Osgoode Hall Intensive Trial Advocacy Program.