Denise Deschênes

What my clients say

"I am amazed by this submission. Your team is absolutely amazing. I was SO impressed when I read all this. You nailed every issue on the head and didn't let anything slip by. I am so thankful for this.

Thank you from the bottom of my head to you (and everyone helping too!) for all your hard work."

"Thank you for your team's representation. Ms. Deschênes was a sunlight on my darkest days. I hope to god I'll never have to see another motion. If I do, I know who I'm calling. Heartfelt thanks and infinite respect."

"Congrats Denise… best case scenario! Excellent Legal work thus far! So relieved."

"Merci pour ton excellent travail et tout ce que tu fais pour les membres."

"You are always approachable, compassionate and helpful."

"Just want to thank you for taking over my file and getting my case settled in a timely matter. Your quick actions was much appreciated. "

Denise Deschênes

What my clients say

"I am amazed by this submission. Your team is absolutely amazing. I was SO impressed when I read all this. You nailed every issue on the head and didn't let anything slip by. I am so thankful for this.

Thank you from the bottom of my head to you (and everyone helping too!) for all your hard work."

"Thank you for your team's representation. Ms. Deschênes was a sunlight on my darkest days. I hope to god I'll never have to see another motion. If I do, I know who I'm calling. Heartfelt thanks and infinite respect."

"Congrats Denise… best case scenario! Excellent Legal work thus far! So relieved."

"Merci pour ton excellent travail et tout ce que tu fais pour les membres."

"You are always approachable, compassionate and helpful."

"Just want to thank you for taking over my file and getting my case settled in a timely matter. Your quick actions was much appreciated. "

Denise
Deschênes
Lawyer
Denise
Deschênes

What Denise enjoys most about employment law is connecting with clients on a personal level, and helping them navigate what can often be a stressful and challenging time in their lives.

Denise Deschênes is an associate lawyer who focuses on a variety of workplace issues including human rights issues, unjust dismissal, negotiation of employment contracts, and workplace investigations.

Her approach is empathetic, ensuring the sometimes overwhelming legal details of a case are clearly understood and accessible to her clients. After meeting with a client, Denise aims to develop a road map explaining what is happening in a case, and what the next steps are. She clearly explains all possible options, and ensures her client’s voice is heard.

Denise is fluently bilingual and can represent her clients in both English and French. She has also appeared before the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal and the Ontario Small Claims Court.

Originally from a small town in Northern Ontario, Denise studied Social Work at Western University and worked as a social worker with Children’s Aid Society before pursuing a career in law. She obtained her law degree at the University of Ottawa and was called to the Bar in 2019.

Outside of the office, Denise plays the violin in an orchestra. She’s also a total foodie, loves the outdoors, and travels any chance she gets.

 

Education
  • Call to Ontario Bar (2019)
  • J.D, l’Université d’Ottawa (2018)
  • B. A., Honours (Social Work) Western University (2014)
Professional Activities and Organizations
  • County of Carleton Law Association
  • Association des juristes d'expression française de l'Ontario

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