An alumnus of the law faculty of Université de Montréal, Mr. Painchaud was admitted to the Barreau du Québec in 1996.
He represents individual and corporate clients in civil matters, including shareholders’ rights, construction and mortgage litigation, estate litigation and protection of vulnerable persons’ law. Since 2004, a significant part of his practice is dedicated to class actions in Canada, notably in matters of financial industry practices, unfair competition and price fixing, and consumer protection. His past and present class action defendants include mutual fund managers, banks, insurance companies, manufacturers, international associations and provincial and federal public agencies.
Mr. Painchaud is a certified civil mediator, and he is a member of the Class Action Committee of the Barreau du Québec. He has had the honor of addressing colleagues and judges on various subjects at class action conferences in Quebec and in other Canadian jurisdictions. Mr. Painchaud is a member of the Global Justice Network, a worldwide association of claimant or plaintiff lawyers.