Mtre. Jeansonne worked for more than twenty-three years as litigation counsel at McCarthy Tétrault, one of the largest firm in Canada. In 2003, he co-founded Deslauriers Jeansonne, a specialized litigation firm. On December 19, 2011, he founded JEANSONNE Avocats inc. and surrounded himself with a seasoned team of former colleagues and partners from Deslauriers Jeansonne and McCarthy Tétrault.
Mtre. Jeansonne’s litigation practice focuses on the fields of civil law, corporate law, commercial law and public law.
He has acted as counsel in some of the most important Canadian cases of libel and represented many prominent figures in the world of business, politics, arts and media.
Mtre. Jeansonne has appeared before all levels of the Quebec Courts, Federal Courts as well as the Supreme Court of Canada. He has appeared before many administrative tribunals and commercial arbitration panels in Canada, United States and Europe.
He has served on various Quebec Bar committees and been a conference speaker for the Canadian Bar Association and McGill University.
Mtre. Jeansonne has been honoured in the legal profession, including by Chambers - The World's Leading Lawyers for Business, Lexpert. In 2014, he has been selected again for inclusion in the Ninth Edition of Best Lawyers in Canada in the practice areas of Corporate and Commercial Litigation and of Administrative and Public Law. His peers also have awarded him the highest AV ® rating in the Martindale-Hubbell guide.
Mtre. Jeansonne obtained his law degree from the University of Montréal in 1979, and was called to the Québec Bar in 1980.
Mtre. Marie-Claude Lalande has practiced in the fields of securities law and litigation in major Canadian law firms. For several years, she was the Seminars coordinator for Continuing Legal Education at the Quebec Branch of the Canadian Bar Association.
She is now in charge of administrating JEANSONNE Avocats inc.
Mtre. Lalande obtained her law degree from the Université de Montréal and was called to the Quebec Bar in 1982.
Mtre. Brousseau practices in the fields of civil and commercial litigation, including the defense of class actions, product liability, professional liability, federal and provincial administrative law, as well as federal access to information and privacy litigation. He also has experience in cross-border and international litigation.
Mtre. Brousseau has appeared before all levels of the Quebec courts as well as before the Federal Court and the Federal Court of Appeal.
In 2014, he was also included again by his peers in Best Lawyers In Canada in the field of Corporate and Commercial Litigation. Mtre. Brousseau joined JEANSONNE Avocats inc. after a twenty-three year career at McCarthy Tétrault where he was a partner.
Mtre. Brousseau is the co-founder of the Canadian Bar Association Programme for teaching the Canadian and Quebec Charter of Rights in high schools. He is a past President of the Quebec Branch of the Canadian Bar Association. Mtre. Brousseau teaches Evidence and Civil Procedure at the Quebec Bar Admission School.
Mtre. Brousseau earned a B.A. from McGill University in 1983. He obtained his law degree from the Université de Montréal in 1986 and was called to the Quebec Bar in 1987.
SCHENKE, Stephen G.
Before joining Jeansonne Avocats Inc. in 2016, Mtre. Schenke practiced corporate and commercial litigation at McCarthy Tétrault for 27 years where he was involved in a wide variety of commercial disputes, with a particular emphasis in the fields of real estate and construction litigation. Mtre. Schenke has represented major corporate clients, property developers, construction contractors, universities, banks, insurance companies and multinational corporations in an array of commercial lawsuits and arbitrations.
Mtre. Schenke is a certified mediator in civil and commercial matters.
Mtre. Schenke is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, Lord Reading Law Society and the Past Presidents Council of the Montreal Bar. He is Honourary Legal Counsel to the Quebec Branch of the Last Post Fund and is a former Honourary Legal Counsel to the Quebec Provincial Council of the Boys Scouts of Canada, for which he was awarded the Queen’s Jubilee Medal. He appears as a leading lawyer in corporate and commercial litigation in the peer rated publication Best Lawyers in Canada.
Mtre. Schenke has lectured at the McGill University Faculty of Law in Alternative Dispute Resolution and is often called upon as a speaker. As part of a CBA delegation, he has lectured in International Commercial Arbitration in Laos and Vietnam. He sits on the CBA’s International Initiatives Committee. He has served on both the Montreal and Quebec Bar Councils and was a member of the Quebec Bar’s Executive Committee for two years. In 2008-2009, he was the President of the Montreal Bar, at which time he created the Montreal Bar’s annual round table on Alternative Dispute Resolution.
Mtre. Schenke holds a B.Comm. from Concordia University (Loyola) as well as BCL/LLB law degrees from McGill University. He was called to the Quebec and New York Bars in 1990. He is a former officer of the Royal 22nd Regiment.
TOZZI, Marie France
Mtre. Tozzi's practice focuses on commercial and civil litigation including the defence of class actions, defamation, conflicts between shareholders, contract disputes and employment law.
After having practiced at Deslauriers Jeansonne for more than seven years, Mtre. Tozzi is now, in addition to her practice, responsible for human resources at JEANSONNE Avocats inc.
Mtre. Marie France Tozzi obtained her law degree from the Université de Sherbrooke in 2001 and was called to the Quebec Bar in 2002.
NGUYEN, Alain T.K.
Mtre. Alain T.K. Nguyen joined JEANSONNE Avocats inc. at its founding, having previously practiced with Deslauriers Jeansonne since June 2008. His practice focuses on civil and commercial litigation, as well as labour and employment law. He represented his law school at the Gale Cup, a national moot competition, and distinguished himself in a national essay-writing competition sponsored by the Department of Justice of Canada and the Canadian Bar Association, Quebec Branch.
Mtre. Nguyen represented the Quebec Bar at the Mundiavocat, the World Cup of Soccer for lawyers.
Mtre. Nguyen obtained his law degree from Université de Montréal in 2006 and was called to the Quebec Bar in 2007.
Mtre. Jean-François Towner articled and worked as an associate with Deslauriers Jeansonne from 2008 to 2011. After joining a national law firm, he decided to pursue his practice at JEANSONNE Avocats inc. in February 2012.
Mtre. Towner practices in civil and commercial litigation.
During his studies, Mtre. Towner worked as research assistant to a Justice of the Quebec Superior Court.
Mtre. Towner obtained his law degree from the University of Montreal in 2009 and was called to the Quebec Bar in 2010.
Mtre. Virginie Dionne-Dostie joined the firm in January 2012 and focuses her practice in litigation.
Mtre. Dionne-Dostie holds a law degree from the University of Montreal obtained in 2010 and was called to the Quebec Bar in 2011. She is currently pursuing her Juris Doctor at University of Montreal. Me Dionne-Dostie is also member of the Young Bar Association of Montreal.
She articled with the Research Department of the Court of Québec.
Mtre Ohana joined JEANSONNE Avocats inc. in September 2014 as an articling student. Her practice focuses on civil and commercial litigation.
She obtained her law degree from the University of Montreal in 2013 and was called to the Quebec Bar in 2015.
Mtre Ohana participated in a summer exchange program at the China University of Political Science and Law, where she obtained a Certificate in Chinese Law. During her studies, Mtre Ohana also completed a yearlong clerkship with Honorable Justices Louis Crête and Pierre Jasmin of the Quebec Superior Court.
She is also a member of the Lord Reading Law Society.