Susan Fridlyand

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Susan Fridlyand

Assistant: Riley Euler


As a lawyer at Woodward and Company, Susan’s practice primarily centers around litigation, aboriginal, environmental, and regulatory law. She is committed to promoting environmental sustainability and conservation and improving conditions for indigenous peoples who have–and continue to face–injustices.

Originally from Ontario, Susan holds a bachelor in Business Administration and minor in Psychology from Wilfrid Laurier University where she graduated with high honours. Susan went to law school at the University of Toronto, during which time she participated in the Willms and Shier Environmental Law Moot and co-led the Environmental Law Working Group for the David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights.

Prior to joining Woodward and Company in 2023, Susan summered, articled and worked as an associate at a full-service global law firm in Toronto, Ontario. She was first called to the bar in Ontario in 2019 and then British Columbia in 2023.

Susan is passionate about environmental and social justice. Working on cases that serve indigenous interests in this vein is something of great importance to her, and she is dedicated to pushing the judicial system and shaping laws in this regard.

Membership & Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Victoria Bar Association (2023)
  • Member, Ontario Law Society (2019)
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Advocates’ Society

Practice Areas

  • Aboriginal and Treaty Rights
  • Aboriginal Title
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Consultation and Accommodation
  • Contaminated Sites
  • Natural Resources
  • Regulatory Processes and Hearings
  • Strategic Reconciliation Planning
  • Treaty Negotiation and Implementation