Portrait of Erika Young

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(613) 696-1316 or
(613) 236-9442 Ext. 184


Deborah Jensen
(613) 236-9442 Ext. 133

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Portrait of Erika Young

Erika Young has practiced primarily in the area of family law since her call to the bar in 2014. She has appeared in both the Ontario Court of Justice and the Superior Court of Justice. Her time with Legal Aid Ontario and as a junior associate at a small firm has allowed Erika to work directly with clients and gain valuable experience as a litigator and negotiator.  Erika recognizes that every family is different, and so is every separation; there is no “one size fits all” solution. Erika’s approach to family files is to discuss with clients all of their options and provide honest and straightforward advice in order to achieve the most efficient results, all the while protecting her client’s best interests.

Erika is also committed to providing all members of the Ottawa community with access to justice, especially when it comes to resolving disputes over custody, access and property after a separation. Erika is a member of the Legal Aid Ontario Family Law panel and does accept certificates.

Originally from Nova Scotia, Erika pursued her post-secondary studies in New Brunswick, graduating from Mount Allison University with a B.A. (Honours) and then completing her Juris Doctor from the University of New Brunswick. She left the Maritimes to pursue her articles with Legal Aid Ontario in Timmins. Following her call to the bar she moved to Ottawa to continue working with Legal Aid. Erika joined private practice in 2015 as a family law associate for a small general practice firm before joining the Family Law Group at Low Murchison Radnoff.

Erika Young is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, Canada Bar Association, County of Carelton Law Association, Legal Aid Ontario Family Law Panel, and is a general member of Collaborative Family Law Ottawa.

Interesting Fact:
Erika comes from a very large, but close, extended family. Every 10 years over 500 of them gather at the original homestead in Nova Scotia for one massive kitchen party. Did she mention that this is just the family reunion on her maternal grandmother’s side of the family?

“Erika Young is truly an example of excellence. Her professionalism, knowledge, experience in family law, empathetic nature and honesty helped me get through one now completed issue and I am confident in her abilities to help me successfully navigate a second one. At our first case conference it was said by the unrepresented party that I had hired a wolf. Although, he meant it as a negative remark, I believe it to be a positive comment. Wolves are loyal, fierce, and protective, they are also nurturing and family oriented to their kind, in my opinion those are all positive attributes; and they are also some of the attributes that make Erika an outstanding lawyer. She is fierce and she encourages her clients, like myself who are amiable by nature to be fierce to. She is compassionate which is important in family law because of the little ones that are often involved, and she has a way of rationalizing with her clients that put their fears and worries at ease. She is very responsive, and easily reachable. Every time I visit her in her office I take several of her cards to hand out to people when I become aware that they need a lawyer, because Erika is the lawyer you want to be sitting beside you in court, not the one you want to be sitting across from. I am a pretty tough critic and I do not endorse services unless I have been amazed. Erika continuously amazes me with her professionalism and her interpersonal abilities. I highly recommend Erika to anyone who needs a lawyer.”

G.L.D., Client

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