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Title: lawyer, equity partner, managing partner, Capitale-Nationale region Year of call: 1994

Expertise: labor and employment law

Louis Ste-Marie, partner, has 23 years’ experience practicing labor and employment law. He counsels employers on individual and collective workplace relations, labor standards, workplace accidents and occupational diseases, occupational health and safety, human rights and freedoms, and administrative law. He regularly represents clients before administrative and law courts over matters of workplace relations. He also represents employers in conciliation proceedings before these tribunals and in collective bargaining.

Louis taught for over ten years at the Québec Bar School, where he gave courses on labor and employment law, workplace accidents and occupational diseases, and negotiating techniques. Since 2011 he has been listed in the Best Lawyers in Canada directory, notably as the “best occupational health and safety lawyer in Québec City” in the 2015 and 2017 editions.

His fields of specialization include:

  • Public Administration (municipal, provincial, federal)
  • Agriculture and Agrifood
  • Insurance
  • Manufacturing

Assistant: Guylaine Deveau


  • Labor and employment law (occupational health and safety funding, collective bargaining, collective labor relations, individual labor relations, occupational health and safety)


  • LL.B., Université Laval (1993)

Professional experience

  • Cain Lamarre (Quebec City) (2012 to present)
  • Norton Rose (Quebec City)
  • Ogilvy Renault (Quebec City)
  • Desjardins Ducharme (Quebec City)
  • Trudel Nadeau (Quebec City)

Lecturing, conferences, publications

  • Teaches labor and employment law, occupational health and safety law, and negotiating techniques at the Quebec Bar School

Associations, committees, boards

  • Member, board of directors, Corporation du Séminaire Saint-François


  • Recognized for his expertise in workers' compensation law by Best Lawyers in Canada (since 2011)
  • Recognized Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in Canada (2015) for his expertise in occupational health and safety law