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Title: lawyer Year of call: 2015

Expertise: insurance law  |  litigation

Charles Guay joined Cain Lamarre's Sherbrooke team in 2015. He practices primarily in the areas of civil liability, insurance law, construction law, and business law. He has earned a reputation for upholding rigorous standards of professionalism and having a pragmatic, personalized approach focused on prevention and dispute settlement.

Charles completed his law degree at Université de Sherbrooke, where he taught legal research and served as an administrative and labor law research assistant. Intent on leaving a tangible mark on his alma mater, he also organized a benefit that raised a substantial sum to modernize the Université de Sherbrooke law library.

His fields of specialization include:

  • Insurance
  • Trade
  • Construction
  • Real Estate

Assistant: Johanne Boutet


  • Insurance law (builders’ risk insurance, directors and officers, obligation to defend, fraudulent claims)
  • Litigation (insurance, construction, remedies of all types, extraordinary remedies, civil liability)


  • LL.B., Université de Sherbrooke (2014)

Professional experience

  • Cain Lamarre (Sherbrooke) (2015 to present)

Lecturing, conferences, publications

  • Commentary on the Transport TFI 6, S.E.C. v. Espar Inc. judgment – “L'expertise commune, mais à quel prix?” (“Shared expertise, but at what price?”), in Repères, Éditions Yvon Blais (March 2019)

  • Lecturer in Simulated Civil Trial, Université de Sherbrooke (2018 to date)
  • Publication of various legal information columns in his local community newspaper 

  • Research assistant, administrative law, for Professor Suzanne Comtois, Université de Sherbrooke
  • Teaching assistant, Université de Sherbrooke

Associations, committees, boards

  • Member, board of directors, Caisse Desjardins du Lac-Memphrémagog
  • Vice-chairman, board of directors, Association des diplômés en droit de l’Université de Sherbrooke (ADDUS)
  • Observer member, board of directors, Memphrémagog Conservation Inc. (MCI), a non-profit whose mission is to protect Lac-Memphrémagog and its watershed


  • Winner, 2014 Desjardins Foundation award for volunteer involvement
  • Winner, 2014 Grondin Savarese scholarship for outstanding involvement and leadership in the law faculty while maintaining academic excellence
  • Named to Dean’s List, Faculty of Law, Université de Sherbrooke, for academic excellence (2014)
  • Award of excellence, legal writing, Les Éditions Yvon Blais (2012)
  • Awarded Université de Sherbrooke law faculty entrance scholarship for students with a life science concentration (2011)