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Jean Lemelin, Counsel

Jean Lemelin

Counsel Fasken
Jurisdiction Québec, 1973
Language(s) French, English
Office(s) Québec City


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.

Career & Education


  • LL.L. Université Laval
  • BA St. Lawrence College

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Québec Bar
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Secretary, President, Board of Directors Foundation du Musée de la civilisation de Québec
  • Elected member, Board of Directors, Champlain Regional College
  • Member, Board of the Québec Division of the Canadian Bar Association
  • 1988 – President, Convention of the Québec Division of the Canadian Bar Association
  • 1992 – Member of the organisation committee, Annual Meeting of the Canadian Bar Association

Fasken Institute


Speaking Engagements

Speaker Conférence-réseautage sur la prévention des litiges location location Québec, QC, Canada Hôtel Château Laurier
Had the opportunity to present multiple amicable settlement conferences over the years


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