Paul Emile Trudelle, estate litigation, lawyer, Toronto

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Paul Emile Trudelle


Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Phone: 416-369-4771
Fax: 416-369-1517

Paul E. Trudelle joined the firm in 2001 and is now a partner. Paul practices exclusively in the areas of estates, wills, trusts and guardianship litigation.

He is a frequent guest lecturer at Ontario Bar Association programs and the author of numerous articles focusing on estate issues.

Paul has an LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School and a B.A. from the University of Toronto. He was called to the bar in 1992. Paul is a former member of the Executive Committee of the Ontario Bar Association – Trusts and Estates Section and is a member of the Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners, the Toronto Lawyers Association and the Advocates’ Society.


Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
University of Toronto

Published Works

  • “Contesting a Claim Against an Estate: Notices of Contestation,” OBA Annual Institute, 2014
  • “Severe Acts: Severing a Joint Tenancy,” October 2012
  • “Professional Conduct Issues for Estate Solicitors,” January 2012
  • “Suicide, Suicide Notes and Testamentary Capacity,” 2010
  • “The Estate Trustee During Litigation,” 2009
  • “Dealing with the Body, and Other Issues that Arise Immediately Upon Death,” 2008
  • “Mutual Wills – A Review,” 2007
  • “ODSP: What Every Estate Solicitor Needs to Know,” 2007
  • “Removal of Estate Trustees: Who, What, Where, Why, When and How,” CBAO, November 21, 2006
  • “Equalizing Gifts in Wills,” Hull & Hull Breakfast Series, September 2004
  • “Section 36 of the Substitute Decisions Act – Ademption Issues,” Hull & Hull Breakfast Series, January 2003
  • “Getting Wills Signed in Difficult Situations – Due Execution for Solicitors,” Hull & Hull Breakfast Series, September 2002
  • “Guardianship of Minors,” Hull & Hull Breakfast Series, September 2002

Classes and Seminars

  • Frequent Guest Lecturer , Ontario Bar Association Programs

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners (STEP), Member
  • Ontario Bar Association, Member
  • The Advocates’ Society, Member
  • Toronto Lawyers Association, Member
  • Ontario Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section