Title : Lawyer, partner Year of call : 1998

Expertise : insurance law | personal and family law | real estate law | litigation

University of Ottawa graduate Sandra Ethier has been practicing law since 1998. She practices mainly in litigation involving civil law, construction law, property law, inheritance law, civil liability, and latent defects. She began her career at Gagnon & Associés and then formed her own law firm, Larouche. Ethier Avocats, with Francine Larouche. The firm was subsequently dissolved after Ms. Ethier joined Cain Lamarre as partner. Over the past few years, she has developed specialized expertise in latent defects and inheritance, making a name for herself in this field of law in which she excels. Her focus on finding the best solution for her clients leads her to explore all forms of dispute resolution, including settlement conferences, negotiation, and representation in court. Her thoroughness and professionalism have earned her high praise from clients and respect from her colleagues and the judiciary. Ms. Ethier has been very involved in the community, serving on the board of directors of organizations such as Maison de la famille and Corporation des Fêtes pour tout le monde, and has been vice chair of the board of directors of Maison l’Envol de Rouyn-Noranda for over 10 years. Since 2008, she has been the corresponding syndic for the Québec Bar in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region. She is also currently chief legal counsel of the Abitibi-Témiscamingue Bar as well as the honorary co-chair of the organizing committee with Bernard Barrette for the 2019 AAP Conference to be held in Rouyn-Noranda. Ms. Ethier has always been committed to providing the highest quality solutions for her clients. She has a knack for identifying and responding to the needs of her clients quickly and effectively, while communicating with them regularly throughout her mandate. She is a meticulous, honest, and dedicated lawyer who adopts and proposes pragmatic solutions in the interest of her clients.

Assistant: Annie Lévesque


  • Insurance law (defence of the insured)
  • Personal and family law (fundamental rights and freedoms, mandate in case of incapacity, protection plans, estates, wills)
  • Real estate law (construction law, condominium law, leasing law, sales and acquisitions)
  • Litigation (insurance, remedies of all types, civil liability, estates)


  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Ottawa (1997)

Professional experience

  • Cain Lamarre (Rouyn-Noranda) (2019 to present)
  • Gagné & Associés (1997 à 2005)
  • Larouche. Ethier Avocats (2005 à 2019)

Associations, committees, boards

  • Première conseillère Barreau de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue (sept. 2008 à ce jour)
  • Litigation Committee
  • Vice-President, Maison de l’envol (since 2008)
  • Corresponding syndic for A-T