Élisabeth Brousseau is a partner in our Litigation Group in Montréal. Her practice focuses mainly on civil, commercial and contract litigation, class actions, as well as professional and medical liability.
Throughout her career, Élisabeth has always willingly shared her knowledge, notably during presentations on class actions, commercial litigation, case law developments, medical liability and protection of minority rights.
Élisabeth received a civil law degree (LL.B.) from Université de Sherbrooke in 2010 and a social sciences degree (B.Sc.) from Université de Montréal in 2004. She was called to the Québec Bar in 2011 and is a member of the Bar of Montreal.
Élisabeth represents clients and pleads regularly before civil courts and administrative tribunals, including the Superior Court of Québec. She has also been involved in cases proceeding before the Court of Appeal of Quebec and the Supreme Court of Canada.
A dedicated lawyer, professionally and in the community, Élisabeth is a founding member of the LGBT committee of the Quebec Bar, on which she sits, as appointed by the Bar’s board of directors. She is a member and former co-president of the board of directors of the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Community Section (SOGIC) of the Canadian Bar Association, and a founding member of the Montreal Bar LGBTQ committee. In 2019, Elisabeth was appointed Secretary of the Board of Égides, an LGBTQI international alliance in the francophone world, promoting equality and supporting diversities throughout the Francophonie.
In 2015, Élisabeth received the first-ever Chambers Canada Diversity Award in recognition of her outstanding contribution to diversity, women’s and minority rights, namely following a mission to Guatemala with Lawyers Without Borders Canada, on which she addressed challenges faced by minorities and women.
In January 2019, Élisabeth received the McCarthy Tétrault “Inclusion Now” Award, in recognition of her exceptional commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, the advancement of women and equality. She participates in numerous community, volunteer and socio-professional activities within the gay community in Canada and around the world, in addition to regularly supporting access to justice through pro bono work.