Jean-Pierre Casavant, Ad.E. has been a member of the Quebec Bar since 1972.
In 2015 he was awarded the prestigious Advocatus Emeritus (Ad.E.) designation by the Quebec Bar for his professional excellence, outstanding professional contribution and exceptional social commitment.
He often gives lectures in his fields of expertise, particularly in the areas of product liability, insurance and other liability issues of interest to insurers. An outstanding leader in his field and a determined strategist, Jean-Pierre Casavant is actively involved in training the next generation of lawyers. He has given seminars on advocacy techniques for the Quebec Bar at the University of Sherbrooke for over 15 years.
In 2001, Mr. Casavant was listed in the Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide as one of the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada whose focus is Commercial Insurance and Product Liability. He is also named as one of the “most recognized lawyers” in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory in the fields of Commercial Insurance, Life and Health Insurance, Product Liability and Professional Liability and is profiled as one of the “most frequently recommended” and “most consistently recommended” practitioners in Montreal.
In 2006 and 2007, Chambers Global - The World's Leading Lawyers for Business, which ranks lawyers from 160 countries throughout the world, described Mr. Casavant as an exceptional leader in his field, particularly insurance law. Best Lawyer also named Mr. Casavant “Montreal Insurance Law Lawyer of the Year” in 2012, “Lawyer of the Year in Quebec” in 2016 and “Best Lawyer in Canada” in 2018.
Prior to founding Casavant Mercier with Joel Mercier in 2007, Mr. Casavant spent 35 years working in insurance law at Montreal law firm Lavery de Billy. He has been a member of various Law Society committees, including the Committee on Current Issues Related to Private Practice and the Future of the Profession, and the Committee on Work-Family Balance. Mr. Casavant has taught at the Insurance Institute of Quebec and has given lectures for the University of Quebec in Montreal’s civil liability course. He often lectures on insurance-related issues and conducts seminars for the Quebec Institute of Damage Insurance.
Member of the Québec bar since 1972
Member of the Canadian Bar Association
Member of the order of CRHA of Québec
Member of the Defense research Institute (DRI)
Member of the Association Henri Capitant