Katherine Loranger

Partner
Key practice areas
Insurance and Reinsurance, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Construction and Infrastructure Law, Product Liability and Consumer Protection, Professional Liability
Québec Bar 2007

Katherine Loranger is a partner in the firm’s Litigation group. She has wide-ranging expertise in civil and commercial litigation, particularly in the areas of insurance law, construction litigation, professional liability and product liability.

Katherine also has significant experience in matters involving fraud, representing clients before all levels of the courts and advising them on the detection, investigation, prevention and recovery of proceeds of fraud. Her services are also called upon in files involving extraordinary remedies such as injunctions and seizures before judgment.

Before joining the firm, Katherine practised civil and commercial litigation at a national law firm for several years and worked in the legal department of a major Canadian insurance company.

Insurance law

  • Represents and advises insurance companies on the scope and interpretation of insurance policies in the areas of property insurance and commercial, professional and directors’ and officers’ liability insurance.
  • Is frequently called upon by her clients in connection with investigations and litigation arising from fraudulent claims.

Professional liability

  • Represents and advises various professional liability insurance funds and defends their members in pending litigations.

Construction law

  • Represents general contractors and professionals in construction and real estate litigation.

Insurance law – Directors’ and officers’ liability

  • Successfully represented an insurance company and its insureds (the Syndicate and its directors) before the Superior Court of Québec and the Québec Court of Appeal in an action for damages alleging directors’ and officers’ liability.

Wrongful conviction – Crown liability – Civil action

  • Acted for a victim of a miscarriage of justice in his civil lawsuit against the Federal and Provincial governments.

Civil liability – Vicarious liability

  • Represented various entities in civil cases involving allegations of sexual assault committed by employees and/or officers.

Insurance law – Product liability

  • Successfully defended a manufacturer and its insurer following the sale and collapse of a greenhouse with a galvanized steel structure.
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory – Insurance Litigation, 2022-2024
  • Benchmark Litigation Canada:
    • Future Star, 2020-2024
    • 40 & Under List, 2020-2023
  • Best Lawyers in Canada – Insurance Law, 2022-2024
  • 2011 Lexpert Zenith Awards: Elements of Social Responsibility – Pro Bono Team of the Year (Réjean Hinse’s team)
  • Shortlisted for the Canadian Bar Association’s National Young Lawyers Pro Bono Award, 2011-2012
  • Canadian Bar Association, Member
  • Angel Circle of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Member, since 2023
  • Montréal Association of Insurance Women, Member, 2017-2021
  • Marie-Vincent Foundation, Vice president of the Circle of Young Leaders, 2016-2019
  • Jason Fund, Member of the Board of Directors, 2010-2016
  • Co-speaker: Les ordonnances de sauvegarde [Safeguard orders], Colloque 2019 – Droit des assurances, Langlois Knowledge, Montréal, March 19, 2019.
  • Co-speaker: Latent defects & coverage issues, as part of a presentation to the civil liability division's claims adjusters of a major Canadian insurance company, 2015.
  • Guest speaker: Wrongful convictions, organized by the University of Ottawa (Master’s program in Criminology), 2012.
  • Speaker: Legal Updates, as part of a presentation to account managers of a major Canadian bank, 2012.

Certificate of Qualification in Common Law, University of British Columbia, 2007

LL.B., Civil Law, Université de Montréal, 2005