What my clients say

It's reassuring to know that you are a phone call or email away providing me sound advice

Erin did a great job in your absence, she is extremely professional and competent

WOW. We are both extremely impressed with such detailed content and feeling more confident than we have in quite a while.

Thank you for your work so far and how you have handled this process to date...your experience shows and your approach is very professional and comprehensive.


Thanks for helping me; for being in my corner during this tough time.



Erin is one of the primary estate planners at the Nelligan Law, and specializes her practice in the areas of estate planning and estate administration.

Erin is professional, approachable and detail-oriented. She is passionate about educating her clients through the estate planning process and developing sound and holistic plans to assist them in achieving peace of mind. Her interest in estates law developed out of her desire to make a real impact on people, and help guide them through the process and red tape that occurs after the death of a loved one, which is often one of the most challenging times for a family. In her earlier years of practice, Erin practiced in family law and estate litigation, giving her extensive experience in every step of the estates process and a well-rounded knowledge of all aspects of estates law.

Outside of the office, Erin can be found singing (badly) to her favourite country jams, enjoying meals cooked by others, and spending time with her family.

  • Call to Ontario Bar (2016)
  • J.D. (Cum Laude), University of Ottawa (2015)
  • B.J. (Highest Honours) Journalism and Law, Carleton University (2011)
Professional Activities and Organizations
  • The Law Society of Upper Canada
  • County of Carleton Law Association

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Will Kits: Understanding the Consequences of “Do-It-Yourself” Estate Planning
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Advertising For Creditors: Can I Do This Online?
On July 7, 2017, a judge with the Superior Court of Justice in Toronto confirmed that advertising for creditors on NoticeConnect satisfies the advertising requirement under section 53(1) of the Trustee Act.

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