Stephanie Sutherland practises in the area of civil litigation, with a focus on condominium and commercial litigation. Her other areas of practice include intellectual property law, particularly copyright and trademark, landlord tenant disputes, and animal rights law.
Memberships and Community Involvement
Stephanie is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, Ontario Bar Association, and sits on the Board for the Wellington Law Association. She is also a member of the Canadian Condominium Institute (CCI) Golden Horseshoe and London chapters. She is involved in various committees for CCI. Stephanie is a frequent speaker at CCI conferences and seminars, and contributes articles to condominium publications.
Stephanie is passionate about people and animals, and about giving back to the community. She is a member of the Zonta Club of Guelph and has acted as the Chair or Co-Chair of the Golf Committee since 2011. She has been a board member for Dunara Homes for Recovery since 2012, and is currently the Chair. Stephanie also sits on the University of Guelph's Research Ethics Board for the Natural, Physical and Engineering Sciences, and is the Chair of the Board of the Guelph Humane Society. Stephanie regularly volunteers with other organizations including Guelph Enabling Gardens and Guelph Kiwanis Music Festival. She is a member of Amnesty International Canada.
Stephanie completed a Bachelor of Arts and Science degree (Honours) from the University of Guelph. She then attended the University of Western Ontario, where she obtained a Bachelor of Laws degree with a specialization in Intellectual Property and Information Technology. She articled at a prominent national firm in Ottawa, and was called to the bar in 2009.
Hobbies and Interests
Stephanie was raised in Northern Ontario, but since attending the University of Guelph she has considered Guelph her home. Prior to starting Sutherland Kelly with Michelle Kelly, Stephanie practiced at a local firm. Outside of work, Stephanie is an avid science fiction fan who enjoys knitting, reading, attending concerts, watching movies, playing golf, hiking, and spending time with her family, friends, her dogs Chewbacca and Kenobi, and her bearded dragon Norbert.