Simon Bouthillier is an associate in the Litigation Group of the Montréal office.
Simon is consulted on complex or novel legal issues in several Canadian provinces. Versatile, he tackles major cases in civil and commercial litigation, public and constitutional law, professional liability, penal and regulatory offences, injunctions and extraordinary remedies, and class actions.
Appreciated for the quality of his work and his analyses, he has acted for several clients before the Supreme Court of Canada in high profile cases. In 2023, he was selected by Magazine Entreprendre as one of the 100 excellent personalities in Quebec.
Simon is known for his expertise in public and constitutional law. He has published academic articles and given several conferences in Canada and internationally on the division of powers, intergovernmental relations, charters of fundamental rights and language rights. His work has been cited in parliamentary committees and earned him the Ronald L. Watts Award from the International Association of Centers for Federal Studies in 2021. Simon has represented numerous clients before the Supreme Court of Canada in landmark constitutional cases (Murray-Hall v. Quebec (Attorney General); Reference re: First Nations, Inuit and Métis Children, Youth and Families Act; Reference re: Impact Assessment Act).
Simon has also won numerous debating competitions in Canada and internationally, including the 2017 World Debating Championship in Paris. He also founded the University of Sherbrooke's debate club, where he has trained dozens of debaters. Simon is a recipient of the Lieutenant-Governor's Medal in recognition of his excellence and his involvement in training the next generation of Quebec's competitive debaters.
Simon received his Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from the University of Sherbrooke in 2018, and his Master of Laws (LL.M.) from McGill University in 2020. He also holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA).
Simon was called to the Quebec Bar in 2021. He has been a member of the executive committee of the Canadian Bar Association's Constitutional Law Section since 2023.