Sonya Notturno

B.Sc., LL.L., LL.B.


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Phone : (613) 238-1971 ext 25

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Sonya Notturno practises in the areas of Criminal Law (Quebec and Ontario), Family Law, Children’s Aid Society Law and is Counsel for the Office of the Children’s Lawyer.

Sonya joined Chénier & Associates in February 2006, and became a partner in January 2009 at which time the firm became Chénier & Notturno. She is now the sole proprietor of Chénier & Notturno.

Sonya graduated cum laude in Civil Law and also appeared on the Dean’s List following her studies in Common Law.

As an energetic and effective litigation lawyer and, as a member of both the Ontario and Quebec Bars, she represents both Ontario and Quebec clients before the Ontario Court of Justice, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, municipal courts and the Court of Quebec. Previously, Sonya worked and articled with national law firms where she developed her practice as a litigator.

Fluently bilingual, Sonya is able to argue cases in both English and French and also provides legal services in Italian.



  • LL.B., University of Ottawa, 2001
  • LL.L., University of Ottawa, 2000
  • B.Sc., McGill University, 1997

Professional Affiliations

  • Defence Counsel Association of Ottawa
  • Criminal Lawyers’ Association
  • Association Québécoise des Avocats et Avocates de la Défense
  • Association du Jeune Barreau de l’Outaouais
  • Barreau du Québec
  • County of Carleton Law Association
  • Executive Member of the Law Day Local Planning Committee (Ottawa)
  • Member of the Child and Family Services Act Defence Bar Association
  • The Law Society of Ontario