Mr. Painchaud is a graduate of the Faculty of Law of the Université de Montréal. He was called to the Bar of Quebec in 1996.
A significant part of his practice is devoted to class actions in the fields of financial services, unfair competition/price fixing, and consumer protection. He litigates against multinationals (financial and manufacturing), insurance companies and governmental agencies.
Mr. Painchaud is a member of the Class Action Experts Group of the Barreau du Québec. He made presentations and debated before colleagues and magistrates in class actions conferences in Quebec, Ontario and British-Colombia.
Mr. Painchaud also actively represents individuals and companies, namely in matters of civil liability (bodily and psychological injuries, breach of contract), inheritance law (estate disputes), persons law (protection regimes, captation, abuse of vulnerable persons) and shareholders law (oppression and abuse of dominant position).
Mr. Painchaud is a civil mediator (certified by the Barreau du Québec), and he is a member of the Global Justice Network, an international association of plaintiffs’ lawyers.
Mr. Painchaud was awarded the distinction of Best Lawyers in Class Action litigation since 2021.