Jacques A. Laurin - Robinson Sheppard Shapiro, S.E.N.C.R.L.

Jacques A. Laurin

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013
Phone: 514-393-7455

Me Laurin joined RSS in 2007 after initially working for the Federal Government as an Executive Assistant to a Deputy Minister at the Treasury Board, responsible for Administrative Politicy for the Federal Government in Ottawa, subsequently in Transportation Law with the Federal Department of Justice and Transport, and later with various law firms in Montreal.

He specializes in Administrative Law, Labour Law, Health Law and Litigation, fields in which he is most active today after having practiced in Maritime Law.

Me Laurin represents various clients before Administrative Tribunals and Civil Courts and has had the opportunity of pleading with success before the Supreme Court of Canada a leading case on reasonable accommodations; a case where he acted for the employer before the arbitrator, Superior and Quebec Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.

Me Laurin pleaded with success before the Canadian Supreme Court for the McGill University Health Center, the case “McGill University Health Center (Montréal General Hospital) and Syndicat des employé(e)s de l’Hôpital de Montréal (Brady matter)” in 2007 (2007 SCR 4).

He is active in various professional associations. Me Laurin has given several conferences on matters pertaining to employment law and rights and freedoms of individuals.

He was, until recently, member of the Montreal Bar Committee on administrative tribunals.

Me Laurin has been, in the past, a member of boards of several non-profit organizations, such as the Canadian Red Cross (Quebec division) and VON (Montreal branch). Me Laurin trained as an infantry officer with the Canadian Officers Training Corps (COTC) and served as an officer with the Black Watch (RHR), Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal and Cameron Highlanders in Ottawa. He is on the Board of the Officers Chub of Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal (FMR)

Me Laurin, in his spare time, is interested in fly fishing, cross country skiing, music and travel.

Me Laurin always attempts to give clients an accurate assessment of their case and avoid long, useless and expensive legal wrangling. Direct and ethical, he has had a long lasting relationship with his clients. He is respectful of work done by his opponents or colleagues and always tries to find fair and reasonable solutions to issues opposing the parties. He has a multi-disciplinary and efficient approach to resolving problems.

University of Montreal (Collège Mont St-Louis)BA 1966University of MontrealLL.B 1970
Canadian Red Cross (Quebec division)

Office Location

800, rue du Square-Victoria, #4600
Montréal, QC H4Z 1H6

Practice Areas

Labour and Employment Law

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