Stéphane Émard-Chabot

Stéphane Émard-Chabot


In everything, you have to ask yourself: ‘What is my objective?’

Called to the Ontario Bar in 1993, Stéphane served two terms on Ottawa City Council before starting to actively practice law in 2000. As a fully bilingual member of the Litigation team, Stéphane advises clients in matters relating to business disputes. Stéphane also advises municipal and private clients on a wide variety of municipal law matters, from land-use planning to constitutional questions. Stéphane has been the external legal counsel for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) since 2008 and is a regular contributor for CBC/Radio-Canada on municipal issues.

Stéphane also works in the area of appellate advocacy, representing parties and advising other lawyers on matters relating to the distinct setting of appellate courts. Stéphane has represented clients before the Supreme Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Appeal, the Courts of Appeal of Ontario, Quebec, and Alberta, the CRTC and the Ontario Municipal Board (now the Ontario Land Tribunal).

During his career, Stéphane served two years as Education Director at the National Judicial Institute, overseeing the education programs for Canada’s judges.

In addition to his legal practice, Stéphane has spent two decades at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law in different capacities: Assistant Dean, Director of the Programme de droit canadien, and as full and part-time lecturer teaching municipal law, contracts, property law, business organizations, commercial law, and insolvency law.

Competencies for Stéphane:

  • Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Municipal Law – including land-use planning applications and disputes
  • Administrative Law
  • Constitutional Litigation
  • Appellate Advocacy


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How can I help? Direct line: 613-368-4309

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