Our Team
We are an experienced team of lawyers with a proven track record in Aboriginal law. We are bilingual, trained in both common law and Quebec civil law, and have experience before the courts at all levels.

Our four partners have extensive experience helping Aboriginal communities and organizations to achieve concrete results. They are supported by talented junior lawyers and support staff, committed to continuing the firm's tradition of quality legal services.


514-842-0748 cchicoine@dionneschulze.ca Year of Call: Québec Bar, 2016 Charlotte Chicoine-Wilson joined Dionne Schulze in September 2015 as an articling student and, since March 2016, as a lawyer. Charlotte Chicoine-Wilson is notably involved in specific claims files and in Indian status litigation. She also works on questions related to the Crown’s duty to consult and accommodate […]

514-842-0748 djanzen@dionneschulze.ca Year of Call: Quebec Bar, 2016 David Janzen joined Dionne Schulze as a lawyer in 2016 after articling and working as a law student with the firm. David Janzen has worked on a variety of tax, commercial and employment matters for bands, businesses, non-profits and charities. He has also been working on files involving […]

514-842-0748 smbchenard@dionneschulze.ca Year of Call: Quebec Bar, 2016 Sarah-Maude Belleville-Chénard joined Dionne Schulze in June 2017 as a lawyer and mediator. She is especially involved in files concerning environmental law, civil and administrative litigation and the obligation of the Crown to consult and accommodate First Nations. Prior to joining the firm, Sarah-Maude Belleville-Chénard has been in […]

514-842-0748 pdionne@dionneschulze.ca Year of call: Quebec Bar, 1973 Paul Dionne has been representing Indian bands and tribal councils for over 30 years. His practice includes the negotiation of treaties, administrative agreements, specific claims and business contracts, as well as the defence of Indian rights before the courts. He has represented First Nations in various cases […]

514-842-0748 ndodd@dionneschulze.ca Year of call: Quebec Bar, 2010 Nicholas Dodd joined Dionne Schulze as an articling student in the fall of 2009. He was sworn in to the Quebec Bar in June of 2010 and now practices as a lawyer with the firm. Nicholas Dodd has worked on cases involving the possession of reserve lands, federal […]

514-842-0748 mdumont@dionneschulze.ca Year of call: Quebec Bar, 2012 Marie-Eve Dumont has been with Dionne Schulze since its foundation in 2007. First as a legal assistant, she then worked as law student, articling student and since the beginning of 2012, as a lawyer. She has experience in civil litigation and practices in aboriginal, administrative, constitutional and […]

514-842-0748 jjeeroburkhan@dionneschulze.ca Year of call: Quebec Bar, 2006 Jameela Jeeroburkhan became associated with Dionne Schulze in 2010 and practices in areas including housing, taxation and specific claims. She has experience in the preparation of complex litigation on behalf of Aboriginal clients and she has appeared before the Federal Courts of Canada, the Superior Court of Quebec, the […]

514-842-0748 epatterson@dionneschulze.ca Year of call: Quebec Bar, 2000 Elisabeth Patterson joined Dionne Schulze law firm in 2010. She advises mostly Aboriginal governments and organisations on a broad range of subjects, including Aboriginal, commercial and international law, as well as with respect to governance and the protection of intellectual property, traditional knowledge and personal information. Elisabeth Patterson […]

514-842-0748 dschulze@dionneschulze.ca Year of call: Quebec Bar, 1995 David Schulze is a founding partner of the law firm of Dionne Schulze and has specialized in Aboriginal law since his call to the Bar in 1995. He represents Aboriginal governments and other non-profit organizations as well as individuals, both in Quebec and elsewhere in Canada. Since 2006, […]

Support Staff

514-842-0748 cremond@dionneschulze.ca Cécile Rémond joined Dionne Schulze in March 2014, where she carries out a variety of responsibilities such as general office organization, customer billing, translation of documents and various research and paralegal work. She also acts as a front-line resource for anyone who contacts the firm to hire the services of a lawyer. Before […]

514-842-0748 vduro@dionneschulze.ca Valerie Duro joined Dionne Schulze in January 2008 as a legal assistant. Since January 2014, she is a paralegal and carries out a variety of responsibilities such as the preparation of proceedings, translation of documents, various research and follow-ups on files. During her Masters degree in International Law, Valerie Duro represented the Université […]

514-842-0748 vlafaille@dionneschulze.ca Vanessa Lafaille joined Dionne Schulze in 2009 as a legal assistant. She completed her D.E.C. in the Paralegal program at Collège Ahuntsic in 2008. In 2008, she completed her final internship at the Commission de reconnaissance des associations d’artistes et des associations de producteurs du Québec, body equivalent to the Commission des relations […]