Catherine Sicotte


Catherine joined our team at Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP in 2022.  She obtained her Juris Doctor in 2019 and her Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics (with a Minor in Law) in 2016, all completed in French at the University of Ottawa.  Despite her recent Call to the Bar in June 2020, she has acquired much more experience than one would expect and she is proud to be able to assist clients in both French and English.

Catherine is a former varsity athlete and she understands the importance of being a team player not only for the game of hockey, but in the practice of law.  Catherine approaches each situation with compassionate listening in order to really understand the issues at hand, determine what her client needs and offer the best effective solutions.  Catherine’s straightforward yet patient approach and communication skills ensures that each client fully understands and is comfortable with the estate planning or estate administration process.

Much of Catherine’s work at the firm focuses on helping clients with their estate planning needs, from drafting simple wills and powers of attorney, to preparing dual wills for a business owner, to implementing complicated testamentary, lifetime and Henson trusts.  Her goal is to provide clients with peace of mind and to ensure their loved ones will inherit without delays or hardship.  Catherine can also assist with the administration of an estate, from general legal advice to applying for a Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee (“probate”).  She values the importance of executors understanding all of the steps that they must perform in the administration of an estate and will assist the executors in dealing with difficult situations which sometimes arise after a loved one’s passing.

  • Call to the Ontario Bar, 2020
  • JD, University of Ottawa, 2019
  • BScHK, University of Ottawa, 2016
  • Minor in Law, University of Ottawa, 2016
  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • County of Carleton Law Association
  • Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Ontario
  • Ottawa Estate Planning Council
Professional Activities
  • Speaker at the 28th East Region Solicitors Conference, 2022
Areas of Expertise