Committed. Informed. Effective.

Ottawa-based law firm Rasmussen Starr Ruddy was built with one simple goal in mind: be there when people need answers.

We are committed to working with our clients and to being available – and responsive – when they need us.

RSR is dedicated and focused on our clients’ best interests, bringing extensive experience and understanding to a variety of practice areas.

84,000

corporations are dissolved or amalgamated each year in Canada

16,000

deficiency items for new homes are reviewed by Tarion Warranty Services each year

47.8%

of divorces occur in the 55 to 59 age group.

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I have referred several people to Melody MacDonell over the years. She is extremely knowledgeable, professional and efficient. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend anyone at Rasmussen Starr Ruddy.

— Dawna Christy

A big thank you to Melody and her staff. Melody is straight forward and knows her stuff. Although going through a separation is hard, I was very confident things would work out in my favor. And they did. Looking forward to the next new chapter to begin. Thanks again Melody.

— Kristina Dowsley

I don’t know what I would have done without them. You may not remember every word they say, but you’ll never forget how they make you feel.

— Judy Everson

Their personal skills are great: they’re very easy to deal with. I question a lot and they’re very accommodating.

— Donna Lea Andrews, Andrews Brothers Construction (Ottawa) Ltd.

I like the fact that I can pick up the phone and talk to my lawyer, not an assistant. Other firms are getting too big to provide personal service.

— Ken Crawford, C&M Electric

They have a clear understanding of our business and are very responsive. The partners are well respected among their peers.

— Jonathan Westeinde, Windmill Developments

They’re prompt, intelligent, give good advice, and charge reasonable rates.

— Stan Neathery, Integrating Solutions Inc.