Jean-François has practiced for more than thirty years with a major Canadian law firm in civil and professional liability defense, disciplinary law, civil and commercial litigation, product liability and class actions. Jean-François now focuses his practice on defending professionals of all professions in all aspects covered by professional and disciplinary law. Jean-François also advises professionals in all aspects of their practice.
With 40 years of experience in litigation, he has represented numerous clients over the years before all civil courts in Quebec, before numerous disciplinary and administrative authorities (various disciplinary councils, the Tribunal des professions, intra-hospital disciplinary committees, administrative boards of the Quebec Bar and the Collège des médecins du Québec, etc.), as well as before the Supreme Court of Canada.
Jean-François has also represented and advised law students, Quebec Bar students, medical students and residents. He taught evidence law at the École du Barreau du Québec, was a member of the Disciplinary Council of the Quebec Bar and sat on the Bar’s Liaison Committee with the Quebec Court of Appeal. He is also a guest professor at Université Laval and Université de Montréal in professional liability and damage assessment.
Jean-François has been recognized by the Best Lawyers in Canada directory since 2006 as a leader in class actions, medical malpractice and personal injury cases. The National Post also named him one of the top personal injury lawyers in the country.
Jean-François has lectured extensively on professional liability, damage assessment, civil evidence, class actions, international private jurisdiction, and professional and disciplinary law. He is the author of publications on damage assessment and class actions. He is co-author of the fourth edition of Defending Class Actions in Canada published in 2016.