Kim Patenaude graduated from the French Program of the Common Law Section of the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law. She is fluently bilingual, providing legal services in French and English in the areas of employment law, labour law, and human rights law.

Kim provides practical advice and representation to individual clients on issues such as wrongful dismissal, constructive dismissal, severance packages, employment contracts, non-compete clauses, long term disability benefit claims, WSIB/Workers’ compensation, discrimination, harassment, and accommodation.

Kim has acted in matters before federal and provincial courts, boards, tribunals, and arbitrators on behalf of public and private sector unions, and employees.

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2002 LL.B., University of Ottawa

1999 BSocSc., University of Ottawa



Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Ontario

Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers

County of Carleton Law Association

Law Society of Upper Canada