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Etienne Esquega


Etienne is a sole practitioner and is based in Fort William First Nation. He practices in the areas of Indigenous law, corporate and commercial law, and civil litigation.

He has appeared on numerous occasions before administrative tribunals, the courts of Ontario, and the Federal Court of Canada. Etienne routinely provides advice and representation on governance, negotiations, strategy, and corporate/commercial matters.

He earned a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science) from the University of Windsor and his LLB from Osgoode Hall Law School. He was called to the Bar in 2005.

He is a member of the: Indigenous Bar Association; Canadian Bar Association; Ontario Bar Association; and Thunder Bay Law Association. He is also an elected Bencher of the Law Society of Ontario where he represents the Northwest Region and is an adjudicator with the Law Society Tribunal. Recently, Etienne was also selected by the Chief Coroner’s Office of Ontario to be on its roster of Inquest Hearing Officers.

Mr. Esquega was born and raised in Thunder Bay and is a member of the Biinjitiwaabik Zaaging Anishinaabek. Outside of his law practice he enjoys spending as much time as possible with his wife and children, traveling, golfing, playing hockey, and spending time in the outdoors.

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