Miriam Vale Peters

Miriam Vale Peters

Email: mvp@kmhlawyers.ca
Phone: (613) 733-3000 x 107
Fax: (613) 523-2924
About Miriam Vale Peters

Miriam Vale Peters is one of the firm’s partners and is an experienced trial and appellate lawyer. She enjoys a wide-ranging general litigation practice, which includes contractual and insurance disputes, real estate, employment and estate litigation including guardianship applications, power of attorney disputes and Will challenges.

Miriam frequently represents individuals and businesses at all levels of courts in Ontario and including the Supreme Court of Canada. Her goal is to find the most efficient, cost-effective and practical solution to every problem no matter how complicated or messy.

Before relocating to Ottawa, Miriam practised with a full-service law firm in Vancouver and a boutique litigation firm in Toronto. She is also a longstanding and frequent volunteer at Law Help Ontario.

Miriam provides legal services in the following areas:

Civil Litigation

Estate Litigation

Small Claims Court


Bachelor of Journalism and History, Combined Honours, Carleton University, 1998
LL.B, Queen’s University, 2003
Admitted to the Law Society of British Columbia, 2004
Admitted to the Law Society of Upper Canada, 2007

Publications, Media & Speaking Engagements

“Bitter family feud pits multimillionaire landlord against his children” CBC News, February 2020

“Hikes to legal fees will hurt those who can least afford them” CBC News, March 2019

“Judge orders estate to pay damages in murder case” (Legal commentator) Law Times, June 2017

“Ontario Court of Appeal clarifies employment law on mitigation of damages” (Lawyer for the successful employee) The Lawyer’s Daily, July 2017

“Estates in joint names opens up problems” (Legal commentator) Law Times, October 2017

“‘Set up to fail’: McDonald’s loses appeal after Ottawa woman awarded $100,000 for wrongful dismissal”

“McDonald’s loses appeal; fired manager to get more than $100,000 for wrongful dismissal”

“Ottawa grandmother wins $100k lawsuit after McDonald’s firing”

“Court rules former employee can keep income”

“Ottawa condo owners fight back with class action against builder” (Lawyer for the condo owners), CBC News, March 2017

Death And Aging: Key Strategies And Updates For Planning, Administration And Litigation Counsel, 2017 OBA Institute (Trusts & Estates Law), Ottawa Chair

McDonald’s appeals six-figure settlement for fired manager who put company before her family“(Lawyer for the successful employee) Ottawa Citizen, April 2016

Employee told to ‘take demotion or go’ gets $104,000 in wrongful dismissal“(Lawyer for the successful employee) Canadian Lawyer, March 2016

Former Kanata McDonald’s manager who was ‘set up to fail’ wins six-figure settlement” (Lawyer for the successful employee) National Post, March 2016

Where there is a Will Without Due Execution” 19th East Region Solicitors Conference, County of Carleton Law Association

Case Comment on Southcott Estates v.Toronto Catholic School Board, Civil Writes, CBA National Civil Litigation Section Newsletter

Commercial Law 2012: The Latest Cases“, 32nd Annual Civil Litigation Conference, County of Carleton Law Association

“All in a Day with Alan Neal”, CBC Radio, Guest commentator on legal commentator on Stonebridge real estate dispute.

Legal commentator, CBC News on Golden Oaks investment scheme

Volunteer activities

Volunteer lawyer, Law Help Ontario


Brenda Desjardins
(613) 733-3000 x 116

Miriam’s Recent Cases

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