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E. Jane Murray


About Jane


Main line: (613) 722-1500

Direct line: (613) 566-2067

Email & Fax

Fax: (613) 722-7677

In the early years of my practice, I had a diverse practice that included real estate law and corporate commercial transactions.  For the past 25 years or so I concentrated on family law and estate litigation.  I am a trained mediator and qualified family arbitrator.

Disputes between family members, whether arising from a relationship breakdown or a contested estate, are always complicated by the emotions that accompany them.  I have come to strongly believe that a mediated settlement is often the best option for clients involved in these disputes and if mediation fails, arbitration can be preferable to a court action.

I am a creative problem solver and it gives me a great deal of satisfaction to work to help people resolve a difficult situation with a “win/win” conclusion.

It is for this reason that I have decided to work as a mediator and arbitrator of family and estate disputes for the balance of my career.

I was called to the bar in 1984 after receiving my law degree from the University of Ottawa.  I have lived most of my life and raised my family in Ottawa.  From my perspective it is a city that has something for everyone and simply a great place to live.

I have had the opportunity to be involved with a number of not-for-profit organizations during my career. My husband and I have participated in a number of builds for Habitat for Humanity in different countries including Zambia and El Salvador.  These experiences have made me all the more appreciative of the good fortune we enjoy here in Canada.

Please call me if you have questions or would like to explore the options available to resolve your family or estate dispute.

Jane's Service Areas

Estate Litigation
Family Law

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