Our Services


Our Services

Our team at Yves Ménard Avocats law firm offers specialized and adapted services in criminal, penal, civil, family and immigration law, furthermore family mediation.

No matter your issue, no matter your financial situation, our priority is to represent your interests and rights with
thoroughness and professionalism.


Do you need representation in a criminal case, but don't know where to start?

Whether you have been accused of an offence against the rights of property, the dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act or, of an offence against persons, our team of criminal lawyers will represent you firmly.

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Civil Liability

Were you injured in a public place? Were you the victim of an accident and feel as though your rights were violated?

You have rights. We can help.

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Are you looking to resolve a conflict in an informed manner while prioritizing the interests of all parties involved? Were you aware that all parties play an active rôle in decision making when it comes to family mediation?

An impartial and neutral mediator can help you to evaluate the strength of your respective positions without having to battle before the courts.

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traffic offenses

Does a violation of the Highway Safety Code have you fearing the loss of your driver's license? Do you want to contest a ticket, but don't know where to start?

Many members of our team have developed an expertise in contesting traffic offences and can help you to clarify and settle your situation.

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Separation, divorce, custody... are you experiencing important shifts in your family? These changes can have far reaching impacts and it is important to recognize the interests of all parties involved.

Our experienced Family Law team offers a professional and personalized approach to all your Family Law needs.

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Is the cancellation of your lease or an eviction notice leaving you feeling helpless? Were you aware that both landlords and tenants have rights and obligations?

Regardless of the problems you are facing, our team can clarify your rights and help you to assert them.

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Will the Director of Youth Protection (DYP) be conducting an evaluation into your child's welfare?

Do you have a child below the age of 18 in trouble with the law?We can help you and your family navigate this judicial process while aiming to reduce the risk of reoffending.

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Our Dedicated Team

Our Dedicated Team

Me Yves Ménard built his practice with the firm belief of justice for all. His passion, conviction, and dedication is duly shared by every member of the team.

Me Yves Ménard

For over 30 year, Me Ménard has professionally and determinedly asserted the rights of his clients. An experienced criminal practitioner, he will vigorously defend any Criminal charge laid against you, including violations of the Highway Safety Code.

Bachelor of Civil Law from the University of Ottawa
Member of the Québec Bar since 1982

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Me Carole Beaucage

Me Carole Beaucage practices Criminal Law with rigour and impartiality, placing the presumption of innocence at the forefront of each case. Having pled in numerous jury trials, she equally possesses experience in handling cases at the municipal, provincial, and superior court level.

Bachelor of Civil Law from the Université de Sherbrooke
Member of the Québec Bar since 1988

Me Jonathan Ladouceur

Methodical and rigorous, Me Ladouceur arduously defends the rights of his clients in the domains of Criminal Law and Carceral Law. He has also acquired a particular expertise in contesting Highway Safety Code violations and works as a defence attorney at the Montréal Municipal Court.

Bachelor of Civil Law from the Université de Montréal
Member of the Québec Bar since 2007

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Me Mia Manocchio

Passionate about Criminal Law, Me Mia Manocchio is extremely engaged, having taught at l'École du Barreau since 2008. A member of the Law Society of Nunavut since 2009, she also practices Criminal Law in northern Canada. Recognized for her expertise, she is a regular mainstay in the Québec press, offering insightful analysis on contemporary legal issues.

Bachelor of Civil Law from the Université de Sherbrooke
Member of the Québec Bar since 2003

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Me Élizabeth Ménard

For Me Élizabeth Ménard, no two criminal cases are alike – each presents a unique set of challenges because – in her eyes – the legal and personal aspects of a case should be equally privileged. She pays particular attention of the individual needs of each client in her personalized approach to Criminal Law. She works across the provinces of Québec and Ontario.

Bachelor of Civil Law from the Université de Sherbrooke
Member of the Québec Bar since 2013

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Me Alexandre Ménard

Passionate about criminal law and a strong believer in rehabilitation values and second chance, Me Alexandre Ménard represents his clients with conviction and empathy. He oversees various cases throughout Quebec, especially in the judicial districts of Quebec's Great North.

Bachelor of Civil Law from the University of Ottawa
Certificate in criminology from Université Laval
Member of Quebec Bar since 2017

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Me Véronique Leduc

Committed, conscientious and dedicated, Veronique Leduc is passionate about all matters. It is with empathy and seriousness that she approaches her practice in criminal law. A great communicator, she will defend your cause with ease and ability.

Bachelor of Civil Law from the Université de Montréal
Bachelor of Communication from the Université du Québec à Montréal
Member of the Quebec Bar since 2017

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Me Virginie Dallaire 

Passionate by the field of Criminal Law, Virginie Dallaire joins the Yves Ménard Avocats team with the goal of developing a humane and empathic practice. She will represent you with rigour and determination while offering a personalized service. Using her originality to defend your interests will always be her ultimate priority.

Certificate in criminology from Université de Montréal
Bachelor of Civil Law from Université Laval
Member of the Bar since 2018

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Me Lauren Dahan

Dilligent, passionate and rigorous, Me Lauren Dahan practices with the objective of ensuring that everyone benefit from their right to make full answer and defence. This mission started with her academic involvement in Probation Students Canada as well as moot court competitions. Me Dahan implements a human and personalized approach in her practice of criminal and penal law.

Certificate in comparative international law from the University of Oxford, Oriel College
Bachelor in Civil Law from the University of Ottawa
Bachelor in Common Law from the University of Ottawa
Member of the Quebec Bar since 2017

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Me Clara Daviault

It is with great concern for fairness and equity that Clara Daviault joins the Yves Ménard Avocats team. Persevering and meticulous, she enjoys with a renewed passion the legal challenges that criminal law offers. Recipient of the Dickson Award at the prestigious Gale Cup Moot Court Competition, she will defend you with ease, ardor and persuasion.

Bachelor of Laws from the Université Laval
Certificate in accounting from the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Member of the Quebec Bar since 2018

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Me Julia Blais-Quintal

Me Julia Blais-Quintal practices criminal law with professionalism and dedication. She provides a personalized strategy adapted to every client’s needs. It is her strong belief that it is her role as a defence lawyer to ensure that constitutional rights are not infringed upon.

Bachelor of civil laws and common laws from McGill University
Masters of laws (Criminal law) from Sherbrooke University
Member of the Québec Bar since 2019

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Me Naomi Côté-Laporte

Me Naomi Côté Laporte joined the firm to practice her passion, criminal and penal law. It is with rigor and dedication that she handles each of her cases. Primarily practicing penal law, Me Côté Laporte will ensure the management of your case with meticulousness, audacity and determination.

Bachelor of law from the Université de Sherbrooke
Master’s degree in Criminal and Penal Law practice from the Université de Sherbrooke
Member of the Quebec Bar since 2017


Me Thomas Sirard

Me Thomas Sirard guides his clients through the legal system with calm and conviction.

He is devoted to his clients and he accomplishes his duties with sincerity and an open mind. Although his main field is Prison Law, he also practices Criminal Law in the greater Montreal area.

Bachelor of Civil Law from the Université de Sherbrooke
Member of the Quebec Bar since 2019


Noémie Pitre | Articling student

Homelessness, mental health and addiction issues, well known to the justice system, are among her primary concerns.

She takes care of each client she meets with respect and empathy, and makes every effort to ensure their right to a full defence.

Bachelor of law at the Université de Montréal
Articling student at Yves Ménard Avocats since 2019


Alex Grey | Articling student

Alex Grey is motivated by a profound belief in the respect of the fundamental rights of his clients. As such, he works diligently to ensure that they receive the strongest defence possible. He is particularly interested in problems related to substance abuse and mental health.

Bachelor degree in political science from Concordia University Bachelor of law from the Université de Montreal
Articling student at Yves Ménard Avocats since 2019

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Laurence Chevrier | Paralegal

Ms. Chevrier joined Yves Ménard's law firm in February 2019 after working for three years as a clerk in the criminal division of Montreal’s courthouse. She is a paralegal and the main assistant to Me Ménard. Ms. Chevrier is crucial to the coordination of our team and the quality of the work they put out. Ms. Chevrier is extremely sensitive to the needs of our clients and shares perfectly the culture of our firm which offers empathetic support to its clients throughout the judicial process.

AEC Techniques juridiques 2016


Ariane Maillet | Legal assistant

Ariane Maillet has always been fascinated by the world of criminal law. In joining Yves Ménard Avocats as a law student, she is able to bring her passion and enthusiasm in to practice. Through her patience and empathy, Ariane Maillet offers impeccable service to our clientele. A crucial part of the support staff, Mrs Maillet provides invaluable administrative support to the whole office.

Student at the Université du Québec à Montréal, set to obtain her law degree in 2022.

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Samuel Labonville | Legal assistant

Currently studying law, Samuel Labonville joined Yves Ménard Avocats to pursue his passion for criminal law. Through his hard work, Samuel Labonville has made himself an indispensible assistant for the whole office. His discretion and sense of responsibility make him highly regarded not only by his colleagues, but by the clientele as well.

Student at the Université du Québec à Montréal,set to obtain his law degree in 2020

Bachelor degree in Urban Planning, with honnors, from the Université de Montréal


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AT the heart of Vieux-Montréal, THE FIRM IS located RIGHT in front of the Palais de Justice de Montréal. our team can represent you in Quebec and Ontario.


Yves Ménard Avocats

460 Saint-Gabriel St., suite 500
Montreal (Quebec) H2Y 2Z9

T. 514 861-0469
F. 514 392-9182

Metro Place-d'Armes

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