Justine Brien

Key practice areas
Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Financial Institutions and Financial Services Law, Internal and Regulatory Investigations, Compliance and White Collar Defence, Product Liability and Consumer Protection, Extraordinary Remedies
Québec Bar 2017

Justine Brien is a member of the Civil and Commercial Litigation group at the Montréal office. She represents and advises organizations and companies in an array of litigation matters, including class actions involving consumer and banking law, product liability, and access to information.

Justine represents her clients before various Québec courts and administrative tribunals. She regularly provides advice on issues involving consumer protection law, public contract integrity requirements and French language standards.

She practises law in French and English.

Justine has represented various clients, including:

  • manufacturers in connection with various legal actions involving issues related to the conception, design and performance of a variety of goods, as well as the application of legal and contractual warranties;
  • financial institutions in fraudulent bank account use and illegal fund transfer cases;
  • air carriers in class actions and other judicial disputes involving their pricing policies and conditions of transportation, damages claims, as well as the compliance of their business practices with the applicable legal and regulatory framework;
  • a telecommunication company in various class actions, civil actions in relation to consumer law issues, and other matters pertaining to its dealings with its clientele, business partners and other industry stakeholders.
  • Best Lawyers in Canada: Ones to Watch – Corporate and Commercial Litigation, 2023-2024
  • Muscular Dystrophy Canada, Member of the High Rise Challenge Organizing Committee, since 2023
  • Théâtre La Licorne, Member of the Benefit Performances Honour Committee , since 2023
  • Co-speaker: Modifications à la Loi sur la protection du consommateur : Nouvelles obligations pour les fabricants et commerçants en regard de la qualité des biens [Amendments to the Consumer Protection Act: New obligations for manufacturers and merchants regarding the quality of goods], Québec Bar Foundation, webinar, December 11, 2023.
  • Co-speaker: L’intégrité et les contrats publics depuis la Commission Charbonneau [Integrity and public contracting following the Charbonneau Commission], Langlois Knowledge, webinar, February 12, 2021.

B.C.L./LL.B., Integrated Bachelor of Civil Law and Common Law Program, McGill University, 2015