What my clients say

You did an outstanding job today. Your professionalism was appreciated. You ran the show and held it together. You put me in the drivers seat and I enjoy being the driver. Thank you.

I am very glad I chose you to be my lawyer and while I hope I won't need to come to you again in the near future, but if I do you're my first call. I will also let all my friends, family etc. know that if they need any family law help they should contact you. I can't think of anyone I would trust more to help them.

-M.

Erin
Lepine

Erin Lepine is a partner with Nelligan Law, and a member of our Family Law and Estates groups.

She provides support and guidance to her clients on a wide variety of matters, including estate planning, divorce and separation, child and spousal support, and co-habitation or marriage contracts. Erin ensures her clients clearly understand their options and the best resolution strategy should a dispute arise.

In addition to her family and estates practice, Erin has developed a niche practice in the area of fertility law. Her clients include individuals seeking support from reproductive technologies, such as intended parents, surrogate mothers, egg donors and sperm donors. Erin assists her clients in the preparation of legal agreements that will best protect both the parties, as well as formalizing parentage through the Ontario courts.

Before being called to the Ontario Bar, Erin articled as a judicial law clerk with the judges of the North East and North West Regions of the Superior Court of Justice. She also completed a twelve-month internship with the Library of Parliament, providing legal research and analysis to Parliamentary Committees, Members of Parliament, and Members of the Canadian Senate on a variety of legal issues.

Erin enjoys the human aspect of family law, and the opportunity to make real changes to people’s lives, particularly for children. She prides herself in being accurate, thorough, hard-working, and compassionate.

Erin is very active outside of the office. She loves to be outdoors, whether it is camping, white-water canoeing, hiking, ice-climbing, or skiing. She is also a dedicated OHL hockey fan. Erin is a keen traveller, and especially likes to visit locations which are off the beaten track. She is also passionate about spending time with her family.

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Erin Lepine was recognized in the 2023 Edition of Best Lawyers
Education
  • Call to Nunavut Bar (2013)
  • Call to Ontario Bar (2008)
  • LL.B. University of Ottawa (2007)
  • B.A., (Highest Honours) Law and Political Science, Carleton University (2003)
Professional Activities and Organizations
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Law Society of Nunavut

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