Ottawa Personal Injury, Employment Law, Professional Malpractice & Estate Litigation Lawyer

For over 38 years, Ian Stauffer has helped hundreds of clients who have had problems involving personal injury, insurance, employment, professional malpractice, defamation and estate litigation. He has worked for both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide range of civil litigation cases. He has extensive experience before civil juries. Additionally, Ian has mediated and arbitrated over 2,000 disputes. Ian works out of our Ottawa office, but also travels to our locations in Cornwall and Kingston as needed to meet with clients on personal injury matters.

Ian began his working life after graduating from Carleton University and Queen’s University. He taught for several years before going to the University of Ottawa to obtain his law degree. He has delivered papers and participated in practical demonstrations for many professional organizations throughout the Province.

Due to his experience, Ian has been awarded the designation of Specialist in Civil Litigation by the Law Society of Ontario and with a Chartered Mediator designation by the ADR Institute of Canada.

Ian believes in giving back to the community. He helped to start the Law Day Run/Walk and the “Lawyer Play”. Both annual events have raised thousands of dollars for various charities.

Presently, Ian is devoting his energy to the Ottawa Lawyers Feed the Hungry program which operates out of the Ottawa Mission. Since 2010, thousands of hot meals have been paid for and served by volunteers from the legal community.

Ian lives in beautiful rural Ottawa.

Note: This calendar is for mediation bookings only. All other appointments must be made by calling the office. 


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Excellent level of professionalism

Two generations of our family have utilized the services of Tierney Stauffer LLP. Those Services ranging from joyful events such as Home Purchase to Complex Legal Case Implementation to protect our family interest. Ian Stauffer, Associate and Administrative Personnel all demonstrated an excellent level of Professionalism and Proficiency. We were very impressed with the Analysis, Investigative Techniques and Processes that lead to the resolution of our dilemma. Without the intervention of Tierney Stauffer LLP, there is no doubt in my mind that our issue would not have been resolved. We wish to thank all of Tierney Stauffer LLP Personnel for their dedication, perseverance and compassion. We hold of Tierney Stauffer LLP in the highest level of Respect. We highly recommend of Tierney Stauffer LLP to the public for all Legal Representation. Thank You Tierney Stauffer LLP.

— H.M.

I worked with Ian Stauffer and Jennifer for 7 years after I was hit by a truck tire. They were always very patient and explained everything in great detail to me and my family. I always felt that they had my best interest in mind! I am very satisfied with our result and can’t thank Ian and Jennifer enough for everything.

— M.C.

Would confidently recommend

Ian Stauffer, it was a pleasure working with you and Jennifer Wilson. I would like to thank you for all of your efforts and recent assistance managing my legal file. I am pleased with the overall results and believe that a reasonable conclusion was reached. Throughout our interactions, I always felt that you had my best interest at heart and I appreciate your measured approach and straightforward advice. I would confidently recommend you and your firm to others!

— S.F.

I am very satisfied with this firm and the work done on my behalf. Ian and his staff got to know me and catered to my needs. I did not feel like “just another case”. A very satisfactory outcome. Highly recommended.

— V.C.

“I had an excellent experience with Ian Stauffer and associate Kaitlin Brennan as my lawyers in a trip and fall case. They were truly professional, knowledgeable, kind, considerate, and genuinely caring. It was a real pleasure dealing with Ian and Kaitlin. They came highly recommended to me as I highly recommend them to others.”

— H.B.

I am very thankful to Ian Stauffer and his assistant Jennifer Wilson for their handling of two lawsuits over the past few years. I really appreciate their professionalism and their willingness to take the time to guide me through the important yet complicated legal issues. They helped bring me peace of mind throughout the process.

— M.L.

Compassionate and understanding

When our daughter was killed in a car accident, we hired Ian Stauffer at Tierney Stauffer to take our case. From day one we were treated with compassion and understanding for our loss. We never felt like we were just another case. Due to COVID restrictions, the case carried on longer than anticipated but Ian and Jennifer Wilson made sure that once restrictions were lifted, the case got resolved quickly to our satisfaction. When the other parties’ lawyers were dragging their feet and information was not forthcoming, Ian was forceful in getting us what we needed. I really felt like he had our back and he kept us in the loop every step of the way. We could not be happier with the result and would definitely use the services of Ian Stauffer and Jennifer Wilson again.

— T.M.

Professional and knowledgeable

Several years ago, we retained the services of Ian Stauffer and Jennifer Wilson for a motor vehicle accident and we couldn’t be happier with the outcome. Ian and Jennifer were professional, knowledgeable, and always available to answer any questions we had throughout the process. They worked tirelessly to gather evidence and build a strong case on our daughter’s behalf, ultimately resulting in a successful outcome. We highly recommend Ian Stauffer and Jennifer Wilson to anyone in need of legal representation.

— P.B.

Great listeners.  Great questions. Better responders.  Timely service with just the right amount of persuasion when needed.   I would recommend their services to anyone.  

— M.C

Thank you for everything. It was a real pleasure to have your team helping me with my case. Ian Stauffer is a great person. Thank you so much.

— J.G.

Very successful outcome

After surviving a tragic accident and spending more than three months in the hospital it was a blessing to have Ian Stauffer and his staff looking after all the legalities of my case. His expertise was invaluable in navigating through the complexity of the insurance system and this allowed me the time to focus on recovering from injuries. The work he and his team did was outstanding and I am filled with gratitude and appreciation for a very successful outcome. I more than highly recommend Ian Stauffer and his whole team.

— S.R.

Always responsive

I am very happy with the legal services I received from Mr. Ian Stauffer. My concerns were put to rest when I found Mr. Stauffer. He explained everything that was going to happen and was always responsive to my questions, and concerns. He took the time to explain options so we could weigh the pros and cons of each and come to a conclusion together. We finally settled the case this year and I credit the wonderful outcome to Ian.

I would highly recommend Mr. Ian Stauffer. He is a true professional at all times and knows his way around the personal injury legal system. He went well above and beyond what was expected and was fair with his billing as well.

— J.K

Extremely patient and supportive

We wanted to express our sincere thanks to Ian Stauffer and Jennifer Wilson for all they have done for us during this highly stressful time when my sister was hit as a pedestrian and suffered multiple injuries including a brain injury 5 years ago. You and your team have been extremely patient and supportive, clear and transparent in your discussions with us. You had our best interest in my sister’s case and it wasn’t all about the money. You helped with superior referrals for care professionals that would aid in her recovery as well as lend an ear when we had so many questions about the claims process and lawsuit. We cannot express our thanks enough for all you have done to help her find a future that she can be secure in now that she cannot work.

— A.W.

A very satisfactory outcome

I am very satisfied with this firm and the work done on my behalf.  Ian and his staff got to know me and catered to my needs. I did not feel like “just another case”. A very satisfactory outcome. Highly recommended.

— V.C.

Felt like Family 

This firm was amazing. I never once felt like a client, I always felt like family. I was never rushed and things were explained to me as many times as I needed them to be without any problems. Jen was amazing. She checked in with me often and if I had any problems at all I just called her and it was solved right away. I never had to wait or call again. I was kept informed all the way through the settlement of the case.

I especially appreciate the attention that Jen gave to me and my family,  making sure that we were always taken care of. I was very pleased with the outcome and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this firm, especially Ian Stauffer and Jen.

— A.D.

Media Appearances

Partner, Ian Stauffer, chats with CityNews Ottawa on how getting back to our pre-pandemic life means more activity, and an increased risk of accidents and injuries.

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