Stephanie Lewis is an associate lawyer with Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP, practising in litigation with a focus on Employment, Personal Injury and Insurance Defence law. Since her call to the Ontario Bar in 2009, Stephanie has had the privilege of applying a respectful and practical approach to litigation in order to protect her clients’ rights. Prior to joining the firm, Stephanie practised in all areas of civil litigation at a bilingual Ottawa litigation boutique firm.
Stephanie has appeared before and/or assisted on matters before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Court of Appeal, the Small Claims Court of Ontario, the Divisional Court, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, Provincial Offences Court, the Ontario Labour Relations Board, the Landlord Tenant Board, and the Ontario Municipal Board.
While obtaining her law degree at the University of Ottawa, Stephanie was a peer advisor, a member of the student government executive, and also volunteered with Pro Bono Students Canada. Stephanie graduated cum laude and received the Perley-Robertson, Hill and McDougall LLP Prize for highest standing in Federal Tribunals Practice, as well as the Shore, Davis & McGarvey Prize for highest standing in Selected Issues in Feminist Law.
Stephanie believes that excellence in advocacy is borne out of passion, hard work, civility and the knowledge that everyone deserves respect. She is proud to apply these principles in her work in order to obtain the best possible results for her clients. She also has the privilege of sharing her passion for litigation through teaching Trial Advocacy at the University of Ottawa and through her volunteer work with Ottawa’s Advocacy Club, a volunteer organization that teaches litigation skills to young associates.
When she is not embroiled in discussions surrounding the law, professional civility or mentorship, she enjoys spending time with her family and inadvertently teaching her young children the finer points of negotiation – a decision she will no doubt later regret.