Marc-Étienne Filteau

Lawyer - Quebec City

Québec Bar 2024
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Marc-Étienne Filteau focuses his practice on public law and civil and commercial litigation.

He has gained extensive experience as an assistant investigator with the Québec Ombudsman’s Public Integrity Investigations Directorate and as an articling student with the Ministère de la Justice’s Crime Victims Assistance Office. He also articled twice with the Québec Ombudsman’s legal department. He practises law in French and English, and his wide-ranging and multidisciplinary expertise gives him an in-depth understanding of the human and psychosocial factors at play in legal matters, along with a unique perspective which he leverages in his work.

Marc-Étienne’s academic experience is all the richer for the time he spent studying in Finland during his Bachelor of Laws and interning at a youth detention centre in Tacloban City in the Philippines during his B.A. in Criminology.

Throughout his university studies, he was actively involved in various initiatives. He chaired the board of SQUAT Basse-Ville, an organization dedicated to fighting homelessness among young people. He also volunteered on the Quebec tenant assistance committee for the Université Laval Chapter of Pro Bono Students Canada. In addition, he took part in Université Laval’s International Criminal and Humanitarian Law Clinic, a testament to his dedication to social and legal causes.


B.A., Criminology, Université Laval, 2023

LL.B., International Profile, Université Laval, Québec/Abo Akademi, 2022

Rankings & Recognitions

Faculty of Social Sciences honour roll, 2022-2023

Caisses Desjardins scholarship in the Involvement category, 2020

Scholarship I have a scholarship from the Caisse Desjardins de Beauport in the Community Involvement category, 2018




Québec Research Chair in the Social Reintegration of Offenders, research assistant, 2020-2021

Université Laval, teaching assistant in criminology, 2020

SQUAT Basse-Ville:
– Board member, 2017-2021
– Board chair, 2018-2020

Québec Ombudsman, articling student in the legal department, 2021

Director of Criminal and Penal Prosecutions (District of Québec), articling student, 2021

Université Laval International Criminal and Humanitarian Law Clinic, 2021

Université Laval Chapter of Pro Bono Students Canada, volunteer on the tenant assistance committee, 2019

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