Shawn Duguay is an associate lawyer in the family law group of Gowling WLG's Ottawa office.
Shawn has practised exclusively in the area of family law since his call to the bar in 2017. His practice encompasses all aspects of family law, including parenting, property, support, domestic contracts, and any other issues that may arise from separation or divorce.
Shawn completed his JD at Queen's University. During his time in law school, he was an active participant in Queen's Legal Aid's Clinical Litigation Practice, successfully representing clients before the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board and the Social Benefits Tribunal. While at Queen's, Shawn was president of the Human Rights Law Club where he co-ordinated speaking events and fundraisers with the goal of promoting human rights awareness within the Queen's community.
Shawn attended the Bader International Study Centre in Herstmonceux, England, earning a certificate in international public law. He also completed a placement at the Ontario Court of Justice in Belleville, where he worked closely with the local family law judiciary.
Shawn is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Ontario Bar Association, the Canadian Bar Association, the County of Carleton Law Association, and is an active volunteer with Pro Bono Ontario.