Simon Tremblay

Chief lawyer and principal director of the Affairs Department of the City of Laval

Simon Tremblay earned his LL.B. from the Université du Québec à Montréal and his LL.M. from McGill. He was called to the Barreau du Québec in 2003.

He started his career in private practice, the first five years of which were spent as a litigation lawyer. He then joined the Quebec attorney general’s office. In 2012, he was hired on as counsel for the Charbonneau Commission, where he was later promoted to assistant chief counsel.

He has headed the Legal Affairs Department at the City of Laval since 2016, overseeing a team of 60 lawyers and the City’s Governance Secretariat. In this role, he has helped to make Laval a leader in ethics and governance.

In addition to teaching at the École du Barreau for the past 12 years, he has served as the Bâtonnier of Montreal and sat on the boards of the Barreau du Québec, the Jeune Barreau de Montréal, the Quebec branch of the Canadian Bar Association and the Quebec chapter of the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association, of which he is a past president.