Etienne represents clients before various courts, tribunals, and other administrative bodies on a wide range of civil litigation issues such as legal issues concerning Aboriginal rights, estate disputes, taxation, bankruptcy matters, debt collection, commercial disputes, construction law, forestry liens, storage liens, wrongful dismissal, human rights, and coroner’s inquests.

For example, Etienne was counsel to the Northern Nishnawbe Education Council in the 8-month long 7 First Nation Youth Inquest that concluded in 2016 and resulted in 145 recommendations aimed at making the situation safer for First Nation kids who have to attend school in Thunder Bay. The inquest was said to be one of the largest First Nation specific inquests in the history of Ontario.