Lawyer Profile Detail
David E. Roberge
AREA OF EXPERTISE
David-Emmanuel Roberge is a partner in our Litigation Group in Montréal. His practice includes civil and commercial litigation, with particular expertise in professional liability, class actions and environmental law.
He has represented clients at the Superior Court, at the Québec’s Court of Appeal and at the Supreme Court of Canada, has negotiated settlements, and has advised clients from a strategical point of view, in a variety of matters.
In the context of his practice related to health law, Mr. Roberge is representing physicians in front of civil, disciplinary and administrative tribunals, notably on issues of liability, access to information and end-of-life matters. He is also representing enterprises and universities in files ranging from contract law to class actions, including issues of defamation and neighbourhood annoyances.
In February 2009, Mr. Roberge participated in an international environmental law training mission at the State University of Haiti in partnership with Lawyers Without Borders. His contribution earned him a Zenith Pro Bono Award from Lexpert magazine.
Since 2010, Mr. Roberge has been greatly involved regarding the issue of appropriate end-of-life care. Between 2010 and 2013, he was a member of the Québec Bar working group on this issue, whose report inspired the Act Respecting End-of-Life Care, adopted in June 2014 by the Québec National Assembly and which entered into force in December 2015. Since 2016, Mr. Roberge is a member of the Canadian Bar Association working group on end-of-life issues, called to consider further amendments to the Criminal Code regarding medical assistance in dying, following the adoption of federal Bill C-14 in June 2016.
Mr. Roberge has published several articles on various legal topics, such as environmental and health law, as well as class actions (see attached list).
Mr. Roberge received his Bachelor of Civil Law (LLB) and Bachelor of Common Law (BCL) from McGill University in 2001. He also studied British and European public law at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.
Mr. Roberge was called to the Québec Bar in 2003 and is a member of the Canadian Bar Association. Mr. Roberge is also a mediator accredited by the Québec Bar, in civil, commercial and employment matters.
A Closer Look at the Current State of Quebec’s Nuisance Law
Neighbourhood annoyances and Section 976 C.C.Q.: The Court of Appeal of Québec promotes the seeking of a balance between the rights of the parties
Automobile Insurance Act: The Supreme Court of Canada confirms the large and liberal approach in interpreting the bodily injury “suffered in an accident”
New Code of Civil Procedure in Québec: One Year After
Courses automobiles Mont-Tremblant c. Iredale: The Quebec Court of Appeal Confirms the "Variable Geometry" of Section 20 of the Environment Quality Act
Gérer une situation difficile : savoir dire « au revoir » et « adieu » (published in the magazine Le Médecin du Québec)
Mining in the Courts, Year in Review, Vol. II
The Superior Court Dismisses a Claim for Disguised Expropriation and Neighbourhood Annoyance in an Environmental Law Matter
The case of D.C. v. The Queen: The Court of Appeal of Québec recognizes the viral load as a relevant factor to appreciate the criminal conduct in a case of non-disclosure of HIV
The Superior Court dismisses a motion for certification of a class action against the City of Ste-Adèle in an alleged contamination suit
Transactions & Cases
Court of appeal rejects “loss of chance” as basis for causation