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Laurie Tucker

Lori Mitchell


Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
613‑233‑6898 ext. 271
1‑888‑460‑4474 (Toll Free)

Laurie's practice focuses solely on serious personal injury cases and insurance-related litigation, including wrongful death cases, motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall cases and disability insurance claims.

A member of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association's Board of Directors since 2004, Laurie has also chaired and presented papers at the Association's continuing legal education conferences and authored articles for its publication, The Litigator. She has been invited to speak at many other conferences, including the American Association for Justice and the County of Carleton Law Association's Annual Civil Litigation Conference and is currently a member of their planning committee. Laurie is also a member of the Advocates' Society and has done work for their Child Advocacy Project and the Pro Bono Refugee Sponsorship Support Program.

Laurie is a former member of the Board of Directors for the Youville Centre, an Ottawa non-profit organization which assists young mothers and their children by providing education and daycare in a specialized setting, allowing the young moms to complete high school.

In February 2010, Laurie was awarded the prestigious Regional Senior Justice Award for outstanding contribution to the community and the legal profession. In October 2013, Laurie was awarded the Women's Caucus Award by the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association.

Laurie articled at Doucet McBride (now McBride Bond Christian) and joined the firm as an associate following her call to the Bar in 2001, and later was a partner of the firm. Laurie is pleased to now be working alongside her long-time team including partners, Colleen Burn and Éliane Lachaîne, at Burn Tucker Lachaîne, a firm dedicated exclusively to personal injury work on behalf of injured persons.

Laurie obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree (Honours History) from the University of Waterloo in 1996 and her law degree from Queen's University in 1999, before moving to Ottawa to practice law.

Outside of her practice, Laurie enjoys the outdoors with her dogs, spending time with family and friends, traveling and attending the theatre and ballet.

Areas of Practice

Personal Injury Cases
Insurance-Related Litigation
Wrongful Death Cases
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Slip and Fall Cases
Disability Insurance Claims
Motorcycle Accidents
Pedestrian Accidents
Cyclist Accidents

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 2001


Queen's University, Faculty of Law, Kingston, Ontario, Canada: LL.B.,1999
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada: B.A.,1996
Honors: With High Honours
Major: History

Published Works

The Litigator, The Modern Personal Injury Retainer Agreement, June, 2010
Lawyers, Bill 198 Threshold, Weekly, 2008
The Litigator, Reasonable and Necessary under the SABS, Spring, 2007
The Litigator, The Duty of Insurance Brokers, Spring, 2005
The Litigator, A New Lawyer's First Trial Experience, Fall, 2004


  • Panel Moderator, Personal Injury Law, CCLA Civil Litigation Conference, Mont Tremblant, November 2015
  • Presenter, Alternative Business Structures of Various Countries, American Association for Justice Annual Spring Convention, July 2015, Montreal
  • Panellist, Making or Breaking the Threshold, Advocates' Society: Personal Injury Law: Advancing Your Case, June 2015, Ottawa
  • Author, An Update on the Threshold, Advocates' Society: Personal Injury Law: Advancing Your Case, June 2015, Ottawa
  • Panel Moderator, Personal Injury Law, CCLA Civil Litigation Conference, Mont Tremblant, November 2014
  • Presenter, What to Do if your Client Becomes Incapacitated, OTLA Spring Conference, May 2014, Toronto
  • Presenter, Preparing Settlement Documents, OBA Young Lawyers Conference, April 2014, Ottawa
  • Presenter, How to Chair a Board Meeting, University of Ottawa Women’s Legal Mentoring Program, March 2014, Ottawa
  • Presenter, Experts: Westerhof v. Gee, County of Carleton Civil Litigation Conference, November 2013
  • Presenter, Strategies for Establishing Economic Loss under the SABS, OTLA Fall Conference, Toronto, October 2013
  • Presenter, Public and Private Benefits Available to Plaintiffs (CPP, LTD, WSIB, EI, Social Assistance), CCLA Insurance Law Seminar for New Lawyers, Ottawa, October 2013
  • Co-Chair, OTLA Spring Conference, Toronto, May 2013
  • Panel Moderator, The Advocates' Society 2013 Ottawa Court House Series: Getting to the Point – Pointed Evidence, February 14, 2013
  • Panel Moderator, Personal Injury Update, County of Carleton Civil Litigation Conference, November 2012
  • Presenter, Taking an Interest in Your Action: Update on Litigation Loans, OTLA Fall Conference, Toronto, November 2011
  • Co-Chair, OTLA Fall Conference, Toronto, November 2011
  • Presenter, Future Care Costs: Where are We Now?, OTLA Fall Conference, Toronto, October 2010
  • Presenter, File Management, Excelling at Articles, Ontario Bar Association, August 2010
  • Presenter, Threshold Update, CCLA Civil Litigation Conference, Montebello, November 2009
  • Presenter, Errors to Avoid in your Contingency Retainer Agreements, OTLA Fall Conference, October 2009
  • Presenter, Top 10 Accident Benefits Cases, OTLA MVA Primer II Conference, Toronto, September 2008
  • Presenter, OBA/CCLA Motor Vehicle Accident Benefits Conference, April 2008
  • Co-Chair, OTLA NLD Primer III, Burlington, April 2008
  • Presenter, Claims for Loss of Housekeeping and Home Maintenance Capacity, OTLA NLD Primer III Conference, Burlington, April 2008
  • Co-Author, Experts on Experts: Business Records Notices, CCLA Civil Litigation Conference, Montebello, November 2007
  • Presenter, Criminal Injuries Compensation Board Claims, OTLA Intentional Torts Conference, Toronto, October 2007
  • Presenter, Pre-Trial Notices and Admissions, OTLA Spring Conference, Toronto, May 2007
  • Co-Chair, OTLA NLD Primer II, Toronto, March 2007
  • Co-Chair, OTLA NLD Primer, Toronto, March 2006

Honors and Awards

Regional Senior Justice Award, 2010
Prestigious Regional Senior Justice Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Community and the Legal Profession
Women's Caucus Award by the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, 2013

Professional Associations and Memberships

Ontario Trial Lawyers Association's, Board of Directors, Member

Past Employment Positions

Burn Tucker Lachaîne LLP, Partner, 2014-Present
Doucet McBride LLP, Lawyer, 2001-2013
Algonquin College, Instructor - Law Clerk Program, 2008-2009

Pro Bono Activities

Refugee Sponsorship Support Program, October 2015 to Present
Child Advocacy Project (Advocates Society), 2010-Present
Reach Canada, 2001-Present