Steve has been practicing as a lawyer full-time since his call to the Bar in June 2010. Steve started his career working in a busy downtown Ottawa firm which gave him the opportunity to quickly gain practical experience as a courtroom litigator in criminal defence matters and family court proceedings.
Steve launched Duplain Law in June 2016 and has continued to successfully represent hundreds of clients from all walks of life in family law and child protection. He has also drafted numerous wills and powers of attorney in French and English, as well as a variety of other notarial documents his clients promptly required.
Steve represents clients with attention and dedication. Steve has proven to have a strong work ethic and to appreciate the value of creative solutions to legal problems.
Over the years, Steve has also specialized in representing many clients who have experienced or witnessed abuse and others who have had experience with addiction and mental health issues in their families. Steve views the legal process as one through which vulnerable clients can ultimately achieve personal empowerment and work on finding the best path through which to move forward in their own life.
Steve has also long been a proponent of the benefits of working collaboratively in order to find cost-effective solutions for clients. Steve is an approved member of Collaborative Practice Ottawa, having joined a growing team of professionals who work with clients seeking private and affordable out-of-court solutions to their family issues.
Steve has also obtained his certified training in Family Mediation and offers these services in both official languages of Canada.
Une grande partie de sa clientele est francophone dans tous les domaines de sa pratique juridique.