About Us

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Kerrie Blaise

Founder and Principal

Kerrie Blaise (she/her) is a settler, environmental lawyer whose practice centres on environmental rights and justice. She is one of only a handful of public-interest environmental lawyers who serve Indigenous communities, non-profits, and community leaders on issues of urgent matters related to climate, Indigenous rights, and environmental protection.

Kerrie has maintained an active practice in Northern Ontario since 2019 and previously, was a staff lawyer at the Canadian Environmental Law Association. Kerrie has acted in matters before the Federal Court and Ontario Superior Court of Justice, and many administrative tribunals including the Ontario Lands Tribunal, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and environmental assessment Joint Review Panels.

Kerrie is a driven advocate, representing those who have been most affected by development, environmental hazards, and systemic racism, and she works to amplify their voices – whether in the courts, before lawmakers, or within their communities – to precipitate change. 

Kerrie also maintains an active public speaking roster, making guest appearances at conferences on topics addressing Indigenous land management, international law, and nuclear energy; and delivering lectures at law schools on topics including energy poverty and Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas (IPCAs). 

Kerrie is co-chair of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Caucus, Réseau-Canadian Environmental Network, an invited member of the Conservation through Reconciliation Partnership and Domestic Law and Policy Stream, and a federal appointee on an environment and international trade advisory group to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change. 


JD, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University (visiting student Allard Hall Law School, University of British Columbia)
MSc, School of GeoScience, University of Edinburgh
BES, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University


Beyond her work in environmental law and advocacy, Kerrie is also an accomplished violinist, having played in orchestras throughout the United Kingdom, and sits on the board of New Music Concerts, which inspires listeners with extraordinary performances of the world’s most adventurous music.

Connect with us

Blaise Law
North Bay, Ontario

phone: (705) 978 – 4034
email: kerrie@blaiselegal.com