Catherine Chaput

Partner
Bar of Quebec, 1993

Since her admission to the Bar in 1993, Catherine has developed a varied and extensive insurance litigation practice including insurance coverage issues. She acts in personal injury claims, property damage and construction matters, product liability, as well as civil and professional liability. Catherine represents the firm’s clients in transportation matters and has developed a specialty in aviation claims, where the complexity and applicability of international conventions makes for a challenging and rewarding practice.

She represents the firm’s clients on regular basis before all levels of Quebec Courts. While the trial experience is fulfilling from a professional viewpoint, Catherine, like her colleagues, seeks for economic and efficient resolutions of the disputes she handles, of course for the firm’s clients’ benefit but also for a more efficient administration of judicial resources.

To complement her practice, Catherine enjoys giving conferences to lawyers and other professionals in the insurance and aviation industries.

  • CEGEP of Ste-Foy
  • Laval University, 1992
  • Quebec Bar
  • Montreal Bar
  • Accredited speaker by the Institut d’assurance de dommages du Québec
  • Montreal Association of Insurance Women
  • Transportation Lawyers Association
  • Speaker at the 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th Editions of the Alexander Holburn and Paterson MacDougall Annual Aviation Conference held in Toronto, regarding the most important decisions rendered in Québec in aviation and space law in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017;
  • Speaker at the Conférence sur la gestion des réclamations et litiges en assurance invalidité, offered by The Canadian Institute, January 29, 2013 : « Refus de collaboration à un traitement médical ou un programme de réadaptation » ;
  • Catherine co-chaired the Conférence sur la gestion des réclamations et litiges en assurance invalidité, offered by The Canadian Institute, on February 8 and 9, 2012
  • Speaker at the Conférence sur la gestion des réclamations et litiges en assurance invalidité, offered by The Canadian Institute, January 27, 2011 : « L’Utilisation des médias sociaux comme moyen de surveillance : savoir profiter de cette information, connaître ses limites et éviter de perdre une preuve précieuse ». This Conference was reintroduced on June 16, 2011 as part of the meeting of the Association Québécoise des Directeurs de Réclamations en Assurance Collective as well as on November 29, 2011 through a conference offered by La Société LOMA de Montréal. Again in 2014, Catherine presented a new version of this conference at an event presented by the Montreal Association of Insurance Women;
  • Speaker at the Conférence sur la gestion des réclamations et litiges en assurance invalidité, offered by The Canadian Institute, Septembre 24, 2009: « L’Assuré ne prend pas les antidépresseurs prescrits par son plan de traitement… a-t-il l’obligation de mitiger ses dommages » as part of la Conférence sur la gestion des réclamations et litiges en assurance invalidité »
  • Speaker at the Conférence sur la gestion des réclamations et litiges en assurance invalidité, offered by The Canadian Institute, September 12, 2008: « Démystifier les possibilités de recours aux cliniques privées pour répondre aux problèmes de délai d’attente » as part of la Conférence sur la gestion des réclamations et litiges en assurance invalidité »
  • Speaker at the Conférence sur la gestion des réclamations et litiges en assurance invalidité, offered by The Canadian Institute, March 29, 2006: « L’impact des décisions marquantes en assurance invalidité au Québec : assimiler les leçons apprises pour mieux préparer vos dossiers » as part of la Conférence sur la gestion des réclamations et litiges en assurance invalidité »
  • For many years Catherine presented numerous legal capsules at events presented by The Montreal Association of Insurance Women.