The Honourable Jean Lemelin is counsel in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group in the Québec City office.
Me Lemelin began his career as a litigator in 1973. Two years later, he co-founded the firm Cannon Lemelin Rourke, which integrated Martineau Walker (now Fasken) in 1983. In fact, Me Lemelin was among the core partners who formed Martineau Walker in Québec City. Over the following years, he developed a general practice in civil and commercial law and pleaded before the courts of all jurisdictions. In addition, he was active in telecommunications law before the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). Concurrently with his practice, Me Lemelin held almost most the firm's administrative functions in the Québec City office and was, among his many roles, Managing Partner of the office.
In 1996, Me Lemelin was appointed judge of the Québec Superior Court. During his tenure as a judge, he was assigned to hear numerous important cases and was in charge of the Superior Court mediation project for the Québec City appeal district. In addition, he served for three years as Chair of the Judicial Candidates Review Committee. Me Lemelin has also presided over several management hearings as well as numerous settlement conferences. Moreover, he has participated in several conferences where participants had the opportunity to experience a mock settlement conference.Me Lemelin has been a member of various boards of directors, including the boards of the Foundation of the Musée de la civilisation de Québec, the Champlain Regional College and the Québec Division of the Canadian Bar Association.