Michele R.J. Allinotte – Owner/Lawyer

Michele R.J. Allinotte is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and licensed to practice law in the Province of Ontario. She is proud of her Cornwall roots and envisioned creating a downtown Cornwall law firm where she could provide quality client service in a warm, welcoming environment. The result is Allinotte Law Office Professional Corporation.

Michele graduated with an undergraduate degree from Queen’s University in 1998 and from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor of Laws in 2001. She was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2002. She opened Allinotte Law Office Professional Corporation in October 2009 with the mission of helping clients navigate life’s important milestones while safeguarding their businesses, their assets, and their loved ones.

Michele listens to the needs of each client and does not believe in a “one size fits all” approach to any legal issue. With more complex matters, Michele prefers a team approach, working with other professionals and advisors to best meet the needs of the client.

Allinotte Law Office Professional Corporation is committed to delivering great service in a responsive manner. The firm offers flat-fee informational sessions for real estate, business and estate planning. Business membership plans are available for ongoing business clients and fees are structured so there are never any surprises.

Honest Treatment

Allinotte Law has earned a reputation as a trustworthy firm that treats all clients with respect. The team offers candid advice and dependable legal direction.

Clear Advice

The team gives direct, no-nonsense legal advice in understandable terms. Clients leave the office with all the facts and guidance they need to make legal decisions with confidence.

Smart Strategies

The Allinotte Law team is resourceful and eager to problem-solve issues for clients. They are experienced at offering innovative solutions for a lifetime of legal decisions.

Meet Our Staff

Joanne Suffel

Legal Assistant
Joanne has worked and lived in downtown Cornwall for most of her life. She has been part of the Allinotte Law team since 2011 and brings over 30 years of experience in the legal field. She is the first point of contact for all estates and corporate clients at Allinotte Law Office Professional Corporation.

Deanna Leroux

Legal Assistant
Deanna has over 30 years of experience in the legal field. Prior to joining Allinotte Law Office Professional Corporation in the fall of 2016, Deanna was a long time assistant to Donald White. She is the first point of contact for all real estate, wills, powers of attorney and estate planning clients. While her writing skills in French may be a bit rusty, Deanna is fluent in conversational French.

Rachel Besner

Office Manager
Rachel, our office manager and bookkeeper, is a long-term resident of Cornwall and area. She joined the team in 2014 after managing a family business for many years.Rachel is fluently bilingual in French and English and is happy to provide support to estate planning and corporate clients. In addition to assisting clients, Rachel keeps our office running smoothly and manages our relationships with our suppliers and contractors.

Get Started!

To get started with Allinotte Law Office Professional Corporation, give us a call at (613) 933-7720. Or, if you would like to schedule a 15-minute phone call with Michele, click this link to book an appointment using our online scheduling system. We look forward to meeting you soon!

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