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 has practiced in the area of family law since her call to the bar in 2014. She joined the Family Law Group at Low Murchison Radnoff in 2017.

Erika can assist clients with a variety of family law related matters including cohabitation agreements, marriage contracts, negotiating separation agreements and litigation. She regularly assists clients with resolving disputes stemming from the breakdown of their relationship, including parenting, property and support-related issues. Erika is experienced in resolving these disputes both inside and outside the courtroom. Erika routinely appears in the Superior Court of Justice on contested family law matters. She also has experience in appellate advocacy, having appeared before the Divisional Court of Appeal and Ontario Court of Appeal.

Erika recognizes that every family is different – there is no “on size fits all” solution. Erika’s approach to family files is to discuss with clients all of their options. This includes a discussion about the various tools available to obtain a final resolution, including litigation and alternative dispute resolution options. Erika provides clients with honest and straightforward advice to achieve the most efficient results that are in the family’s best interests.

Erika is originally from Nova Scotia. She completed her post-secondary studies in New Brunswick, obtaining a BA (Honours) from Mount Allison University and a Juris Doctor from the University of New Brunswick. Erika left the Maritimes to pursue her articles in Timmins. She has called Ottawa home since 2014.

Erika is a member of the Law Society of Canada, Canada Bar Association, County of Carleton Law Association, Legal Aid Ontario Family Law Panel, and is a general member of Collaborative Family Law Ottawa. Erika has spoken at the County of Carleton Law Associations Annual Family Law Summit and is on the planning committee for the Annual New Lawyers & Articling Students Summit.


Interesting Fact:

In 2010 Erika travelled to various rural communities in Guatemala with a human rights delegation. This experience had a profound impact on Erika and her decision to pursue a career as a lawyer.

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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