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Located in Ottawa, ON, with a focus on Family and Child Protection law. 

We accept legal aid certificates pertaining to family and child protection matters on a limited basis. Please call us to confirm that we are able to accept legal aid for your case.



Whether your divorce is amicable or contested, we will work with you to make the experience as easy and straightforward as possible. 



We may be assigned or retained privately to enable your child's preferences and views to be put before the court. 



We can witness oaths, sign affidavits and certify documents to be true copies of the original.




Whether the Children's Aid Society has contacted you or your child's other parent with child protection concerns, you should not attend court unprepared.


Paolucci Law focuses on providing personal, affordable and professional legal representation.  Whether you are going through a divorce or separation or are involved in a proceeding with the Children's Aid Society, Paolucci Law will help take the stress out of your situation by providing coherent legal advice you can count on.  Call today and let us take the uncertainty out of the procedure and ensure your rights are protected.


Located in Ottawa, ON, Paolucci Law focuses on areas of criminal, family, and child protection law in the surrounding area.  We accept legal aid certificates pertaining to family and child protection matters on a limited basis. Please call us to confirm that we are able to accept legal aid for your case.

We conduct a non-discriminatory practice based on a belief in equality.  We accept clients of all identities and backgrounds, and do our best to tailor our services to your needs.


As licensees of the Law Society of Ontario, we stand by the following principles:

  • A recognition of the diversity of the Ontario public;

  • A recognition that the Law Society is committed to inclusive legal workplaces in Ontario, a reduction of barriers created by racism, sexism, ageism, heterosexism, unconscious bias, and discrimination;

  • Our responsibilities as  members of the legal profession is to protect the dignity of all individuals, and to respect human rights laws in force in Ontario; and

  • An acknowledgement of our obligations to promote equality, diversity and inclusion generally and in our behaviour towards colleagues, employees, clients and the public.


Deanna Paolucci, (H)B.A., LL.B.
Founder & Counsel

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Deanna Paolucci (she/her) brings a diverse and unique legal perspective to her career, in that she has worked with a variety of legal systems from around the world before gaining legal experience here in Ottawa.  From criminal defense work in Australia, to international law for a German law firm, to working with the Somali pirates in Kenya with the UNODC, Deanna was educated through a variety of experiences in many unique circumstances.


Deanna obtained a B.A. Honors degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Carleton University (2006) and an LL.B. from the University of Notre Dame (2011).  She then obtained her Canadian law equivalency through the successful completion of the NCA exams (2013) and was called to the Bar by the Law Society of Upper Canada (2014).  Deanna is a Barrister, Solicitor and Notary Public, and is also a government appointed Children's Lawyer through the Office of the Children's Lawyer.

When not practicing law, Deanna enjoys woodworking, yoga, travelling, and spending time with family.

Tasha Stansbury, (H)B.A., J.D., LL.M.
Articling Student

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Tasha Stansbury (she/her) is currently completing her articles at Paolucci Law. She is a Ph.D. student at the University of Ottawa, having recently completed her LL.M. (University of Ottawa, 2021) and J.D. (University of Windsor, 2020). She also holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Equity Studies (University of Toronto, 2016). Tasha is passionate about social justice and employs a client-centred approach in all of her work.


When she’s not working, Tasha can usually be found either curled up on the couch with a novel or exploring the outdoors with her rescue dogs, Ciri and Geralt.


Contact Paolucci Law

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We are now a virtual and paperless office and accept service through email.

If necessary, documents can be mailed to:

2583 Carling Ave

Ottawa, ON,

K2B 7H7

Consultations and meetings are conducted virtually over Zoom. Arrangements can be made for in-person meetings if required.

TEL: (613) 407-5810



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