Louis P. Brien
Partner

Overview

Louis P. Brien is Head of the Insurance group. His expertise lies in civil and professional liability as well as product liability. He has been called upon to represent various parties in complex construction litigation matters, including property owners, general and specialized subcontractors as well as equipment manufacturers.

Louis has also been called upon to represent professionals in the construction industry, including engineers and architects who face lawsuits relating to faulty design or construction defects. He also has experience in construction delay claims and impact costs resulting from non-compliance of overall project schedules.

His practice also includes providing opinions on matters of insurance coverage relating to claims of professional liability, “wrap-up” policies or builder’s risk insurance.

His interest also encompasses claims arising out of bodily injuries and municipal liability matters.

Louis has acted before all Quebec courts.

Areas of Expertise
  • Civil and Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Insurance Law
Education
  • LL.B., Université de Sherbrooke, 1988
  • B.Sc. (Political Science), Université de Montréal, 1985
Affiliations and Activities
  • Canadian Bar Association
    • President of the Quebec Division of the Insurance Law and Civil Litigation Section of the Canadian Bar Association (2017-2019)
    • Executive member of the Quebec Division of the Insurance Law and Civil Litigation Section of the Canadian Bar Association (2008- )
    • Executive member of the National Insurance Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association (2009-2013)
    • Executive member of the National Civil Litigation Section of the Canadian Bar Association (2009-2011)
  • Montreal Bar
    • Member of the Superior Court, Civil Matter Liaison Committee (2011-2014)
  • Quebec Bar
    • Member of the Quebec Bar
    • Member of the Quebec Bar Disciplinary Committee (2009- )
    • Governor of the Quebec Bar Foundation
  • Quebec Bar School
    • Lecturer - Contract Law (2010)
    • Lecturer - Civil Liability (2011-2014)
Conferences
Recognition
  • Claude-Beaudoin Award, CBA-Québec, 2019
Photo Louis P. Brien
Telephone 514 925-6348 Facsimile 514 925-5048 Email
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Year of Call to the Bar

Quebec, 1989

Languages

French, English