Studied at Laval University, admitted to the Bar in 1983. Partner at Gilbert Simard Tremblay in Montréal. Practice: general litigation with an emphasis on professional liability, insurance, construction and transportation law. Mediator and arbitrator since 1996. Accredited mediator for IBC (Insurance Bureau of Canada) and then Autorité des marchés financiers. Certified Mediator(IMAQ) ; member of the ADR Institute of Canada; Canadian Bar Association: Supreme Court of Canada Liaison Committee; President of its Litigation and Insurance Section for Québec from 1998 to 2000; member of the national Executive Committee of the Litigation Section (1999-2004) and President for 2002-2003; Vice President of the Québec division for 2002-2003 and President for 2003-2004; active member of the Construction Section (Québec); member of the Board of the Québec division and its Executive Committee for 2000-2006;Excecutive Committee of the Canadian Bar Insurance Association(CBIA) , Vice-President 2013-2015 , President 2016-2018;Lecturer on various subjects including transportation law, civil liability and insurance law. Québec Bar: mediators accreditation committee; obligations and civil liability committee, invited advocacy advisor at Québec Bar Trial advocacy training program, lecturer at the Bar School; Member of DRI (Defense Research Institute) of Chicago, member of PLUS ( Professionnal Liability Underwriting Society).
insurance, professionnal liability,E&O, D&O, construction
Litigator for more than 30 years, main focus on Insurance.
Pierrette Chicoine and others vs Gaetan Desnoyers and others Superior court April 19 2006 Justice Richard Mongeau — Legal malpractice and Fraud. We were representing an innocent partner of a firm sued for over a million dollars for Fraud committed by a partner who had taken money from his trust account for his own personnal use. We established the partnership was only to share expenses but not to share clients or control of trust accounts which stayed under the control of each lawyer individually. The action was a test case for all similar partnership in the province. The action was dismissed against the innocent partner.