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Susan E. Galarneau, B.Soc., LL.B.

Fluently bilingual, hardworking and service-oriented, Susan has worked as a lawyer for over 25 years and as a mediator for close to 25 years. She obtained a Bachelor of Social Science from the University of Ottawa and a Bachelor of Laws from Osgoode Hall - York University.

Certified as a collaborative lawyer, Susan works in all areas of family law. She deals with complex family matters, including divorces, custody and access disputes, child support, spousal support, and division of property. She also has extensive experience as a children’s counsel. Susan also does child protection work and has done extensive work in the field of adoption.

Furthermore, Susan acts as an arbitrator for all family-related matters. Her practice is rounded out with her work in residential real estate (purchase, sale and mortgage) and in wills and estates.

Bruno Sharpe, B.A., JD

Bruno attended Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia, where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts in 2015. Bruno then graduated from the University of Ottawa’s program of  common law in french, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 2018. He completed his articling with a military law firm and was subsequently called to the Ontario Bar in 2019.

During his law school studies, Bruno studied family law and was a member of the Family Division at the University of Ottawa Community Legal Clinic. Since his call to the Bar, Bruno practices mostly in the areas of Family Law and Child Protection. In addition, Bruno offers services for wills and powers of attorney. He works hard to resolve disputes as amicably and efficiently as possible. He is currently accepting clients with Legal Aid Ontario certificates.

In addition to being a member of the Law Society of Ontario (LSO), Bruno is a member of the Carleton County Law Association (CCLA), as well as the Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Ontario (AJEFO).

Bruno is perfectly bilingual and is happy to offer his services in both official languages.

Nicole Bolick

Nicole graduated with her Bachelor of Laws with Honours from the University of Kent, England, in 2020. She then completed her articles in Ottawa with her main focus on estate administration and planning. Nicole was called to the Ontario Bar in July 2022.

Nicole has been working in the legal field for over 5 years and is fluently bilingual in both French and English. She worked in family and estates law as a law clerk before becoming a lawyer, giving her a wealth of experience and knowledge to properly represent and assist her clients. Nicole offers services in Estate administration including probate applications, Estate Litigation, Estate planning and services associated with preparing Wills and Powers of Attorney. In Family Law, Nicole advises on separation, child protection and litigation matters. She is currently accepting family law clients with Legal Aid Ontario certificates.

Nicole excels in advocating for her clients and has a rich background in advocacy training and mooting competitions throughout her legal education. Nicole follows her travel bug in her spare time and enjoys exploring new parts of the world.

Yasmin Abbadi, B.Comm., LL.B. (Hons)

Before commencing her studies in law, Yasmin completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Ottawa and obtained a Bachelor of Commerce with a specialization in International Management. She obtained her law degree (LL.B) with Honours from the University of Kent in England.

Yasmin joined Galarneau & Associates following her call to the Ontario Bar in June 2022. She practices exclusively in Family Law, where she assists clients in resolving their matters efficiently through alternative dispute resolution or litigation. Prior to her Call, Yasmin worked as a legal assistant and completed her articles with a Family Law firm. She has experience preparing domestic contracts and dealing with parenting, property, and support disputes.

While attending law school, Yasmin volunteered with the Kent Law Clinic and the Joint Enterprise Appeal Project. She engaged her passion for legal research and advocacy by planning, participating, and judging various mooting competitions. Yasmin provides services in Arabic. She is currently accepting clients with Legal Aid Ontario certificates.

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Galarneau & Associates Professional Corporation

260 Centrum Blvd., Unit 204

Ottawa, Ontario K1E 3P4



Monday - Thursday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Friday: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Consultations outside of office hours are also available

Service Area

Greater Ottawa and surrounding areas


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