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ALAIN
Letourneau

Alain Letourneau boasts more than 55 years’ experience in courts of law, including the Supreme Court of Canada. His practice is in civil and commercial litigation, as well as in insurance, a field in which he is recognized nationwide for his expertise. A member of the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers, he is also in demand as a speaker and is the author of a host of legal articles, primarily in the area of insurance.

He has served-and still serves today-on various Québec Bar committees tasked with reviewing civil codes and proceedings, for which he earned the Québec Bar Merit award. He was president of the Montréal Bar in the early 1990s and today is chair of the Québec Bar Foundation. He is often called on as an arbitrator in a range of fields.

His fields of specialization include:

  • Agriculture and Agrifood
  • Insurance
  • Construction
  • Professionals and Consultants
  • Groups and Associations

Assistant: Mary Delle Donne

Expertise

  • Mediation and arbitration (arbitration, civil mediation)
  • Insurance law (directors and officers, builders’ risk insurance, professional liability insurance, statutory examinations, obligation to defend, fraudulent claims)
  • Litigation (insurance, construction, disciplinary, civil liability, medical and hospital responsibility)

Education

  • Bar Studies, McGill University (1959)
  • LL.B., Université de Montréal (1958)
  • B.A., Collège Brébeuf and Collège Sainte-Marie, Montreal (1954)

Professional experience

  • Cain Lamarre (Montreal) (2002 to present)
  • Pépin Létourneau Avocats (Montreal)

Lecturing, conferences, publications

  • Various lectures in insurance law and construction law
  • Instructor, continuing education, Quebec Bar Association and Canadian Institute
  • Instructor, insurance law, Montreal Bar School
  • Lecture to the Insurance Fellows Institute and the Canadian Damage Insurance Institute
  • Regular column in the magazine Assurances
  • Articles on insurance law and construction law

Associations, committees, boards

  • Member, Quebec Bar Motions Committee
  • Chairman, Quebec Bar Association Foundation
  • Member, Fondation du patrimoine québécois
  • Member, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Member, Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Member, Quebec Bar Civil Code Reform Committee
  • Former member, Conseil de la magistrature du Québec
  • Former member, Canadian committee tasked with negotiating free trade in legal services under NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement)
  • Former member, Federation of Law Societies of Canada

Distinctions

  • Queen’s Counsel (Q.C.)
  • Advocatus Emeritus (Ad. E.)
  • Insurance law and legal malpractice law expertises recognized in Best Lawyers in Canada (since 2006)
  • Quebec Bar Merit Award (awarded to group)
  • President of the Montreal Bar Association (1990–1991)