Title : Lawyer, Partner Year of call : 1994

Expertise : labor and employment law

Hotline: 418 781-0536

Louis Ste-Marie, partner, has almost 30 years’ experience practicing labor and employment law. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Cain Lamarre. He counsels employers on individual and collective workplace relations, labor standards, workplace accidents and occupational diseases, occupational health and safety, human rights and freedoms, and administrative law. He regularly represents clients before administrative and law courts over matters of workplace relations. He also represents employers in conciliation proceedings before these tribunals and in collective bargaining.

Louis taught for over ten years at the Québec Bar School, where he gave courses on labor and employment law, workplace accidents and occupational diseases, and negotiating techniques. He also teaches occupational health and safety law at Université Laval's Faculty of Law. He has also been listed in the l'Expert and Best Lawyers in Canada directories since 2011, having been recognized as "Quebec's best occupational health and safety lawyer" in the 2015, 2017, 2020 and 2024 editions.

Assistant: Guylaine Deveau


  • Labor and employment law (occupational health and safety funding, collective bargaining, collective labor relations, individual labor relations, occupational health and safety)


  • LL.B., Université Laval (1993)

Professional experience

  • Cain Lamarre, Quebec City (2012 to present)
  • Norton Rose, Quebec City
  • Ogilvy Renault, Quebec City
  • Desjardins Ducharme, Quebec City
  • Trudel Nadeau, Quebec City

Lecturing, conferences, publications

  • Teaches labor and employment law, occupational health and safety law, and negotiating techniques at the Quebec Bar School


  • Labour and employment law expertise recognized in Best Lawyers in Canada
  • Recognized for his expertise in workers' compensation law by Best Lawyers in Canada (since 2011)
  • Recognized Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in Canada, for his expertise in occupational health and safety law (2015, 2017, 2020 and 2024)
  • Lexpert's recognized expertise in labor and employment law