Mathieu Despatie began working at the Law Office of Christopher M. Giggey in 2016, originally
as an articling student, and continued with the firm as an associate when he was called to the Bar
in June 2017.
Mathieu was born and grew up in Cornwall, Ontario. He obtained an Honours Bachelor of
Health Sciences degree from the University of Ottawa in 2013 and a Law degree from Queen’s
University in 2016. While attending Queen’s University for law school, Mathieu also obtained a
Graduate Diploma in Business through the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University.
Mathieu practices in the areas of family law, civil litigation, real estate and business law.
Mathieu is also Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors for St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre.
Katie graduated from the Algonquin College Paralegal program in 2014 and she is a proud member of
the Law Society of Ontario. Katie has worked in a variety of different types of laws. Her main focus now
is Family Law and Civil.
Katie brings both passion and compassion to her job and is always ready to assist a client through any
situation that may arise.
Melanie BrissonLegal Assistant
Melanie graduated from the Law Clerk program at Maritime Business College in Dartmouth, Nova
Scotia, in 2006.
Melanie has been employed with our firm since 2013, as a legal assistant in the areas of family
law, civil law, and real estate law matters. She brings her knowledge, diligence and attention to
detail to the team where she works directly with Christopher Giggey.
Christopher M. GiggeyBarrister & Solicitor
Chris Giggey has been practicing law for over 13 years in Eastern, Ontario. Chris commenced his legal career at a highly regarded, medium sized law firm in Ottawa, Ontario, practicing in the area of civil litigation.
Several years ago, he relocated to a smaller firm, where his wife was practicing, in the South Dundas. He now enjoys practicing in Cornwall and the United Counties of S.D.&G., in the areas of family law, civil litigation, and real estate.