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Nerissa Young of Astute Law Chambers

Nerissa Young 
Principal Lawyer 

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Nerissa Young(She/Her) is the Co-Principal Lawyer at Astute Law Chambers.  She carries on a General Practice where she finds joy in diversity, which includes being a mediator.  She is an ambitious and tenacious lawyer with the goal of practicing law differently.  She believes in providing quality advice, excellent service and giving back to the community. She understands that hiring a lawyer can be intimidating but once you speak with her you will not only feel heard but confident you are in good hands. 




Practice Areas: 

  • Business and Non-Profit 

  • Mediation/Mediator 

  • Immigration 

  • Real Estate 

  • Wills and Estates 

  • Employment 

  • Professional Regulatory 

  • Adult Guardianship and Trusteeship 


  • LL.M in Closely Held Businesses from Western New England University in 2014 

  • J.D. from Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2011 

  • Bachelor of Arts from the University of Florida in 2006   


Professional Affiliations: 

  • AABL, Board of Directors 

  • HIV Edmonton, Board of Directors 

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association – Family, Immigration, Young Lawyers and Women’s Forum Sections 

  • Member, Law Society of Alberta 

  Languages Spoken 

  • English 

  • Jamaican Patois

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