Jodie Primeau, B.A.(Hons), LL.B. – Lawyer
Jodie graduated from Brock University in 2006 with a B.A. (Honours) in Psychology . She earned her LL.B. from the University of Ottawa, in 2009 and was called to the Bar in June 2010 after her articles at Webber Schroeder Goldstein Abergel.
Jodie’s passion for criminal defence began before law school, when she began volunteering with the Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa and the Circles of Support and Accountability in Ottawa. In law school, Jodie was on the executive of the Criminal Law Students Association and was a Division Leader in the criminal division at the uOttawa Community Legal Clinic where she represented clients facing criminal and provincial offences. After working at the Legal Clinic in the summer of 2008, Jodie began working part-time at Webber Schroeder Goldstein Abergel while completing her final year of law school. She then went on to article with the firm in 2009 following her graduation.
Jodie worked with the same firm after her articles until her move to Kingston in 2011. In Kingston, she practiced for another 2 years, taking on clients in the federal penitentiaries charges with Criminal Code offences and offences under the Correctional and Conditional Release Act. In 2013, Jodie accepted a position at Queen’s Law Clinics where she co-taught Clinical Litigation and mentored and supervised law students. Jodie was also elected to the Board of the Elizabeth Fry Society. Bringing together the two organizations, Jodie founded the Bail Support Program which worked toward the de-incarceration of female accused persons on remand in custody.
Jodie has been practicing law for 9 years. She has represented clients charged with drug offences, sexual offences, assaults, impaired driving and “over 80,” robbery, weapons offences, theft and fraud, among others, and has also assisted senior counsel representing clients charged with murder. She has experience assisting clients in Youth Court and the Mental Health Court. Jodie brings her experience and dedication to each client file and diligently defends all of her clients.
Jodie Primeau also has a thriving Real Estate and Wills practice in the area. Growing-up and living in Deep River has given her a love and appreciation for the area and for the people in the area. She works closely with local real estate agents and her real estate team to ensure smooth sales and purchases for first-time buyers and returning clients alike.
Outside of work, Jodie enjoys training for triathlons, having recently qualified to compete on the Canadian Age Group Triathlon Team at the World Triathlon Championships in Rotterdam, 2017. Jodie also enjoys public speaking and performing in local community theatre.
Jodie is a member of a number of legal and community organizations including the Criminal Lawyers’ Association, the Renfrew County Law Association, the Defence Counsel Association of Ottawa, Toastmasters International, Ironstride Triathlon Team, the Canadian National Age Group Triathlon Team, the Deep River Players and Elizabeth Fry Society in Kingston, Ontario.
To Contact Jodie Primeau, please call 613.584.4884 to schedule your first appointment. For Station Calls and emergency matters, use 343.369.7444.
Ann Hind – Real Estate Clerk
Ann Hind moved to Laurentian Hills in 2014. Before moving here, Ann graduated in 2007 with a Social Sciences Diploma and moved toward a business-driven career, working in Insurance, Administration, Accounting and Law Offices for the last eight years.
Ann loves the fast-pace and energy of Real Estate. Her enthusiasm and dedication ensure our clients’ matters move efficiently and that problems are solved quickly. Ann has been appointed to be a Commissioner of Oaths and she is also fluent in French and English.
When Ann is not working at Primeau Law, she enjoys gardening, taking care of her chickens, dogs and cats, and camping.
To Contact Ann Hind, please call 613.584.4884 or email Ann@DeepRiverLawyer.com
Loralie Cochrane – Legal Assistant
Loralie Cochrane was born and raised in Chalk River. Loralie’s experiences bring the benefit of two careers to our practice.
Loralie completed her Diploma in Corrections before moving her career to Education. After over 20 years of working in local schools, Loralie completed her certificate in Office Administration and began working with Jodie in 2018 as her Legal Assistant. Loralie has also been appointed by the Attorney General of the Province of Ontario to be a Commissioner of Oaths.
Loralie’s positive outlook and dedication to Primeau Law, as well as its clients, improves the experience of attending a lawyer’s office less intimidating and more accessible.
When not working at Primeau Law, Loralie enjoys being with her family, skiing, camping and reading.
To Contact Loralie, please call 613.584.4884 or email Loralie@DeepRiverLawyer.com
Grace Gaffney – Summer Student
Born and raised here in Deep River, Grace recently completed her first year at Dalhousie Rowe School of Business where she is pursuing her Bachelor of Commerce. In her first year, she is top of her class, a Team Director at Dalhousie Commerce Society, and a Tier 1 athlete on the Dalhousie Women’s Rugby team.
Grace is a force to be reckoned with in business and public speaking. Grace made waves in her first year of the program, winning first place at the Atlantic Throwdown Case Competition and snagging the Best Speaker Award at the Pepsi Co Case Competition.
Grace will be a part of our team at Primeau Law working to make our business even more accessible through social media platforms and enhancing our website. Working behind the scenes, Grace will be assisting us in our real estate transactions, serving and filing court materials and enhancing our public relations.
To Contact Grace, please call 613.584.4884 or email Student@DeepRiverLawyer.com