Vanier & Associates

Ottawa West and Upper Ottawa Valley Lawyers

Our Lawyers

We provide our clients with top notch legal service.  We are a friendly and hard working team of exceptional legal professionals with an outstanding reputation for providing efficient and cost effective legal work for our clients.  We achieve the best outcome possible for our clients.

We are always up to date with the law and have access to the latest legal decisions, publications and articles.

We also have a large computer database which keeps us extremely organized and ensures we don’t miss any important deadlines as well as provides us with the ability to complete research efficiently.

At Vanier & Associates, our team is open minded and uses a collaborative effort, pooling our legal resources and expertise to accurately manage each and every client file with the very best strategies.

We would be pleased to help you with your legal matter.

Call us today – we can help you!

Rod A. Vanier
B.A., LL.B. 


(613) 226-3336 Ext: 2

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Law Clerk

Lauri Lynne Smith

Rod is the founder of Vanier & Associates. He has been practicing law in Nepean/Ottawa-West for 43 years. Rod practices in the areas of corporate law, real estate (including sales, purchases and mortgages), family law, civil litigation, and wills and estates.

Christopher Deeble

B.A., Juris Doctor, AccFM, AccIM


(613) 226-3336 Ext: 3

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Law Clerk

Lauri Lynne Smith

With over 35 years of work experience in the practice of law and federal government communications, Chris has expert knowledge of research, writing, policy, and legislation. Chris is an acutely attuned listener who is flexible, realistic, and responsive. Ottawa born and raised, he is a long-standing community activist with stalwart civic responsibility.

Our Team

Lauri Lynne Smith

Family Law and Litigation Law Clerk, Commissioner of Oaths


(613) 226-3336 Ext: 4

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Lauri has over ten years experience in family law, civil litigation, and office management. She has a natural interest and keen eye in her field.

With her background in nursing, Lauri realizes the emotional side of family law and brings her compassion and care to our clients.

In her spare time, you will always catch Lauri in the sun whether at her Florida home or a sun destination or beach.

Glenda Nelson

Wills & Estates and Corporate Law Clerk


(613) 226-3336 Ext: 6

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Glenda attended Algonquin College for the Legal Assistant Program in Ottawa and has been working in the legal field for over 30 years. Glenda has worked in medical malpractice, criminal law, and mediation alongside some of the most prominent lawyers in our city.

Glenda joined the firm of Vanier & Associates in April of 2022 and is currently assisting Rod A. Vanier and Christopher Deeble with their thriving Wills and Estates practice.

Glenda enjoys spending time with family, friends and her 3 cats, cooking, travelling, hiking, live music and doing the Wordle.

Stephen Clark, B.A. (Political Science)

Real Estate Law Clerk, Commissioner of Oaths


(613) 226-3336 Ext: 5

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Stephen graduated from the Law Clerk program at Algonquin College in 2001 and the paralegal program at Herzing College in 2018. He has worked in Real Estate for most of his career and joined Vanier & Associates in March 2021.

Stephen assists Rod A. Vanier and Christopher Deeble with their real estate practices.

He is a single dad of two teenage boys. In his spare time, he enjoys watching TV, reading books, camping, and lying on a beach soaking up the sun.

“Christopher is an incredible lawyer. When I first met him, he understood my situation and I felt really comfortable. He is a very knowledgeable and caring lawyer. He responded quickly to emails. I went to court 3 times during this process and each time was very successful.”


Serving the west end of Ottawa including the former municipalities of Nepean and Kanata, and the valley for 37 years