Michael Goodhue

Bar of Quebec, 1982

As a senior practitioner, Michael continues to develop an extensive litigation practice in matters involving liability, insurance coverage and transportation matters. He regularly deals with a wide range of coverage and subrogation defense work, from straight forward to very complicated cases. He is recognized as being very knowledgeable and experienced in specialized areas such as aviation and transportation.

Michael is an active member of the insurance community and speaks often at conferences and seminars on issues of interest.

Michael obtained his Bachelor of Arts Honours degree from Bishop’s University in 1978 followed by his law degree from McGill University in 1981. He was admitted to the Quebec Bar in 1982.

He has been listed in the book “The Best Lawyers in Canada” since  2006  in the field of Insurance law, and has also been listed in Lexpert as a leading practitioner in commercial insurance since 2010.

Michael’s interest in aviation law has led to him being listed in the “Who’s Who Legal: Canada ” as a leading lawyer in the aviation field for 2018 and 2019.

Outside of his legal career, Michael is an amateur historian with a particular interest in Montreal and Quebec history.

  • Bishop's University (Honours B.A. 1978)
  • McGill University (B.C.L. 1981)
  • Montreal Bar Association
  • Quebec Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Insurance Institute of Canada
  • Transportation Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association (Associate)
  • Since 2006, Michael Goodhue has been listed in the book "The Best Lawyers in Canada" in the specialty of Insurance Law.
  • Since 2010, Michael Goodhue has been listed in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory in the area of Commercial Insurance litigation.
  • Michael Goodhue has been listed in the "Who's Who Legal: Canada " as a leading lawyer in the aviation field for 2018 and 2019.
  • On June 7, 2012, panel member at the Loss Executives Association (LEA) Spring Meeting in Toronto. The North American panel subject matter was “The Adjustment of Motor Cargo Losses”. This was an interactive workshop on handling motor cargo legal liability claims on a North American basis dealing primarily with differences between Canadian and United States losses.
  • Participated in the 13th Annual Aviation Conference held in Mississauga on February 1, 2012, organized by Paterson MacDougall L.L.P. and Alexander Holburn Beaudin & Lang L.L.P. The panel was moderated by Tim Trembley. The panel was titled Liability Developments of Note in the Past Year. Panel members included Darryl Pankratz of Vancouver, Carol McCall of Toronto, Alan D. Reitzfeld of New York and Michael Goodhue.
  • On May 12, 2011, In-house course to the partners and associates on the use of technology in the practice of law which was accredited by the Barreau du Québec.
  • Participated in the 12th Annual Aviation Conference held in Mississauga on February 1st, 2011 organized by Paterson, MacDougall LLP and Alexander Holburn Beaudin & Lang LLP. The panel was moderated by Patrick Saul. Andrew Harakas explained the calculation of damages and personal injury cases in the United States. Carol McCall dealt with Canadian common law damages and Michael Goodhue dealt with Quebec civil law damages.
  • Michael Goodhue attended the 2011 Annual McGill Conference on International Aviation Liability & Insurance on May 6 and 7, 2011.
  • Panelist along with Darryl Pankratz and Thomas J. Whalen whereas Patrick Saul was the moderator at the 11th Annual Aviation Conference hosted jointly by Paterson, MacDougall LLP ("PMLaw") and Alexander, Holburn, Beaudin & Lang LLP ("Alexander, Holburn") which took place on February 18, 2010 in Toronto. The subject was liability developments in the past year both in Canada and south of the border.
  • Participated in the 10th Annual Aviation Conference held on February 19, 2009, in Toronto. The conference was organized by Paterson MacDougall LLP and Alexander Holburn Beaudin Lang LLP. Mr. Goodhue updated the attendees on new methods of calculating non pecuniary losses in personal injury cases in the Province of Quebec.
  • In-House Seminar to a National Insurer on January 10, 2008 on the "Non-Owned Contents Agreement" of the Insurance Bureau of Canada relating to trucking cargo claims.
  • In-House Seminar on July 10th, 2007 to Quebec adjusters on trucking cargo claims and MCS-90 issues in the United States.
  • Participated in the 8th ANNUAL AVIATION CONFERENCE in Toronto on February 8, 2007, organized by Paterson, MacDougall LLP and Alexander Holburn Beaudoin & Lang LLP, updating attendees on recent Class Action Developments in Quebec.
  • In-House Seminar on January 18, 2007 to underwriters and claims personnel of a National Insurer on Cargo Liability under the Quebec Civil Code.
  • In-House Seminar to underwriters and claims personnel of a National Insurer on January 10, 2007, and the subject was Construction Law and Construction Insurance Coverage.
  • Presentation on professional secrecy and differences with common law privilege at the launch event of the ARC Group of Canada in Toronto, on October 26, 2006.