The Rasmussen Starr Ruddy team is widely recognized for our skills in all areas of litigation, representing clients before various levels of courts and administrative tribunals.

Rasmussen Starr Ruddy acts for clients involved in various disputes including:

  • Bankruptcy and Insolvency
  • Commercial contract
  • Commercial and residential real estate
  • Condominium related matters
  • All construction issues
  • Corporate/Commercial
  • Creditor enforcement proceedings
  • Creditor proposals and restructuring
  • Debt collection
  • Directors and Officers Liability
  • Disability and Insurance claims
  • Environmental law
  • Estates
  • Franchise, partnership and shareholder disputes
  • Insolvency and receivership
  • Insurance coverage
  • Landlord tenant issues
  • Libel and defamation
  • Mortgage enforcement
  • Professional negligence (architects, engineers, lawyers)
  • Wrongful dismissal

Alternative Dispute Resolution

The expertise of Rasmussen Starr Ruddy’s litigators also extends to the areas of mediation and arbitration. These alternatives provide the parties to a dispute with an opportunity to resolve their differences without the need to litigate before the courts. In addition to potential cost savings, the alternative dispute resolution process can also reduce the time required to resolve a dispute by avoiding lengthy court proceedings, keeping disputes out of the public eye, allowing the parties to have a say in the selection of the mediator or arbitrator, and helping to maintain relationships between disputing parties rather than turn them into adversaries. RSR regularly represents clients in mediations and arbitrations.

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.