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Title: lawyer, advisory partner Year of call: 1961

Expertise: mediation and arbitration  |  insurance law  |  litigation

François Lamarre is a seasoned attorney who has earned an enviable reputation with his peers and judges alike. His impressive career spans 56 years in litigation, civil liability and insurance, and construction law. He continues to practice in his areas of expertise, while serving as a mediator and arbitrator.

In the 1997 Provigo case, he won a landmark civil law decision in the area of good faith dealings that set a precedent not only in Québec but in the other common law provinces as well.

His fields of specialization include:

  • Insurance
  • Construction


  • Mediation and arbitration (arbitration, civil mediation, commercial mediation)
  • Insurance law
  • Litigation (insurance)


  • Sea and Air Law Studies, School of Laws, London (1961 and 1962)
  • LL.B., Université Laval (1960)
  • B.A., Séminaire de Chicoutimi (1957)

Professional experience

  • Cain Lamarre (Montréal) (1989 to present) (Saguenay : 1966 to 1989)
  • Desjardins Ducharme (Montréal)
  • Chouinard Lamarre (Chicoutimi)

Lecturing, conferences, publications

  • Various lectures and training sessions on insurance and civil and medical liability

Associations, committees, boards

  • Director, Quebec Insurance Company
  • Member, Board of Directors, Quebec Bar Association
  • Member of several Bar committees, including the Insurance Committee and the Disciplinary Committee


  • Queen’s Counsel (Q.C.)
  • President of the Saguenay/Lac-Saint-Jean region Bar Association