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Marie-Hélène Bétournay


Professional career


Ms. Bétournay practises mainly in the fields of insurance law, civil litigation, civil and professional liability and product liability.

She has written and collaborated on papers dealing with insurance law, professional liability and civil procedure, and has delivered speeches on these topics at conferences.

She represents a great deal of professionals, including engineers, architects, brokers and lawyers, as well as various institutions and corporations and their insurers before the Superior Court and the Québec Court of Appeal.

She has acquired extensive experience in risk management, litigation, complex dispute settlements, management of large scale litigation files and insurance coverage opinions.

She has also been invited as a speaker in many insurance seminars and conferences.


Since 2021, Me Marie-Hélène Bétournay has officially become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the most prestigious associations of litigators in North America.

She was also recognized in the prestigious legal directory The Best Lawyers in Canada 2023 and 2024 for work in Insurance Law and product Liability Law in addition to winning the title of lawyer of the year 2022 and 2024 in Insurance Law.

Me Bétournay was also named in the 2023 edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory for her practice in professional liability.


Member of the Canadian Bar Association;  member of the Insurance and Civil litigation executive committee since 2009.

Vice President Risk Management Counsel of Canada (RMC).

Member of the Executive Counsel of WICC from 2016 to 2023.

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