Our Team 2019-10-17T11:30:14+00:00


We are here to help.  Our role is to make your life easier and to give you the service which best fits your needs.
We first start by getting a clear grasp on your needs, not only in terms of case strategy, but also on a personal level: What works best for you?  And we keep that in mind throughout our relationship with you.
You will be taken care of by our Team and you will therefore always have someone to answer your worries.  But rest assured that you will always have access to the attorney handling your file!  It seems quite evident, but since not all firms will give this level of service to their clients, we want to make sure that you know this about us.

Me Rosalie Brunel
Senior Lawyer

Founder of Brunel Immigration, attorneys, Rosalie is specialized in immigration law in Canada and Québec with considerable experience in the quick resolution of litigious immigration files.

Rosalie obtained her bachelor’s degree in law (LL.B.) from the University of Montreal in 2000 and was called to the Québec Bar in 2002. She acquired a Sino-German business administration certificate in 2004 at the University of Finance and Economics of Shanxi in China and completed a Master’s degree in international management (M.Sc.) at University Otto-von-Guericke in Germany in 2005.

Rosalie is a member of the Québec Bar, the Association of immigration lawyers of Quebec (AQAADI) as well as the Canadian Bar Association (CBA).

Me Caroline Turcotte-Brûlé

Caroline studied law at the University of Quebec in Montreal and started her legal internship (or articles) with us in early 2017. She completed her articles with our firm with such success, that we were more than delighted to have her stay on board following her call to the Bar.

Caroline shows great professional and analytical rigor in her work.  Also very empathetic, Caroline was involved for a while with the Greater Montreal Community Justice Center and is now a board member of the Association of Progressive Jurists.  She is a competent, human and meticulous ally to have on your side.

Caroline is a member of the Quebec Bar and the Association of immigration lawyers of Quebec (AQAADI).

Betty Pham
General Director

Graduated with Honors from the University of Ottawa in International Development and Globalization, Betty has a special interest in immigration issues.

Betty makes sure everything runs smoothly and oversees all major projects in the office. Her outstanding organization and exceptional work ethic ensure she is always ready to get involved and help others.

As part of the second generation of immigrants, she is sensitive to the concerns that our clients may have. Betty likes to give back to the community.

Me Virginie Savage-Duguay

Virginie graduated from the Faculty of Law of University of Montreal where she completed her Bachelor’s degree in Civil Law and her Master’s degree in International Law. After completing her internship in Immigration Law, she joined the Brunel Immigration team.

Virginie has always had a deep interest in social justice and human rights which she notably perfected at Strasbourg’s Institute of Human Rights, in France. She likes getting involved in her community and has represented the Quebec delegation at the International Youth Forum of Paris in 2018.

Customer satisfaction is a priority for Virginie, who will use her compassion and listening skills to handle your case in the best possible way.

Me Qiu Di Guo

Qiu Di joined the firm in 2019 and focuses on professional mobility files. She is member of the Quebec Bar and the Association of immigration lawyers of Quebec (AQAADI).

She has been actively involved in Chinese students and professional committees and likes to give back to her community. She has pursued her higher education in Canada, as well as in China. Being a first generation immigrant herself, she understands the concerns of clients well, and can offer them strategies aligned with their goals and intentions.

Qiu Di is proficient in English, French and Mandarin. She holds a Bachelor degree of Common Law and Civil Law (B.C.L./L.L.B.) from McGill University.

Émaëlle Tardif Hébert
Legal Assistant

Émaëlle has an atypical path, passionate about human relations and helping relationships, her empathy and attention to detail make her a valuable asset to the firm.

During her studies in management and administration, she became aware of immigration issues. After working for some time in business and administration, she is now eagerly taking on a new challenge with us!

Articling students / Legal interns

It is important to give back to our profession and to help young practitioners acquire valuable work experience.  Articling students are at the very end of the path to becoming lawyers: they have finished their university degree, passed the Bar exams, and will be admitted to the profession after the completion of their articles (or internship).

Our articling students are always motivated, meticulous and attentive to client needs.  And of course, they are also very friendly!


Me Léa Charbonneau-Lacroix

Léa joined our team in 2017 as an articling student.  Her exceptional legal mind and intellectual rigor, as well as her dedication to client satisfaction quickly made her an invaluable asset to the team.

Before joining us, Léa worked with the Legal Aid Office of Montreal in the field of administrative law.  Her experience with vulnerable communities and her professional training with us have tailored her into an extremely humane and competent lawyer.

Léa is a member of the Quebec association of immigration lawyers (AQAADI) as well as the Canadian Bar Association (CBA).

Maureen B. LATOUR, J.D.
Attorney – USA

With overseas experience on three continents, Maureen understands the importance and complexity of living and working internationally. After earning her bachelor’s degree in political science at the University of California at Santa Barbara, with studies at the University of Leeds, England, Maureen obtained her Juris Doctor degree at Boston University.

As a diplomat for the US government, Maureen served in Tanzania and as a Consular Officer at the US Consulate-General in Montréal. In 2011, Maureen turned to private practice, offering a behind-the-scenes perspective to those navigating the US immigration process.

Maureen is a member of the California and the Quebec Bars as well as the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).