about us

We have been offering family legal services since 1997. Our office is based in Almonte, Ontario and our clients come from across Lanark County and West Ottawa. Our mission is to provide an effective, efficient, and respectful resolution to our clients’ family legal challenges.

Elizabeth Swarbrick


Elizabeth became a member of the Nova Scotia Barrister’s Society in 1993 and the (Ontario) Law Society of Upper Canada in 1995 after graduating from Dalhousie University School of Law in 1992. She is a member of the County of Lanark Law Association. She is a founding member of Collaborative Practice Ottawa and is a collaborative law trainer through the Ontario Collaborative Law Federation. She has trained collaborative professionals throughout Ontario. When not lawyering, she is chasing after her two daughters.

Pamela Biron


Pamela obtained her law degree from Ottawa University in 2009 and joined the firm in April, 2014. She has been practicing law in Lanark County since 2010. Because of her interest in helping to solve her client’s issues in out of court settlements, she is a member of the Lanark County Collaborative Law Association. She enjoys travelling and running.

Karen Trepanier


Karen is usually the first person you will meet when you come through the door at Swarbrick Law. She graduated from St. Lawrence College in Kingston in 1989, with a Diploma in Office Administration (Legal). Karen joined the firm in 2014 with over 20 years experience working in the legal field.

Cheryl Devereux


Cheryl has been a legal secretary for many years in southern and eastern Ontario. Cheryl proudly achieved her Bachelor of Arts designation in Law and Economics in 2002 from Carleton University. When not busy assisting clients, Cheryl keeps busy with her grandchildren.

John Murray


John has a B.A. in Economics and a B.Comm. in Finance from St. Mary’s University. He joined the firm in 2000, and has been keeping things running smoothly ever since.

our firm’s professional affiliations

Member, Law Society of Upper Canada since 1995
Former member, Nova Scotia Barrister’s Society
Member, County of Lanark Law Association since 1995
Member, Carleton Place + District Chamber of Commerce
Founding member, Collaborative Practice Ottawa
Member, American Bar Association, Family Law Section