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Patrick Ouellet

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Practice Areas

Patrick is known as one of Quebec’s finest trial and appellate lawyers. His practice spans the fields of commercial, corporate, and civil litigation as well as arbitration. His particular focus has been in litigation involving securities, telecommunications, class actions, construction, and shareholder disputes, in which he has been and remains responsible for many especially high-profile cases.


Partner since 2006, legal rankings bestowed the highest accolades upon him. Benchmark lists Patrick as one of the Top 50 Trial Lawyers in Canada since 2017. In 2016 and 2018, he was recognised as Quebec Litigator of the Year by Benchmark Canada. Peers and clients described him as a “great tactician” and “a star litigator” in Chambers Canada. He is also listed in the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, the Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the leading 500 lawyers in Canada, The Legal 500 Canada and The Best Lawyers in Canada.

Professional Memberships

Member of the Quebec Bar and the CBA; Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and of the Litigation Counsel of America; Bar School teacher, Evidence in Civil Cases; Lecturer at McGill University, Civil Litigation Workshop; Law for Architects and Engineers; University of Sherbrooke, Human Rights Law; Author of numerous legal publications.