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Christian Desrosiers


Phone: 514-397-9284

Fax: 514-397-9922




Me Christian Desrosiers practices in the areas of criminal and penal law; since 1974 and has worked in private practice since 1982.


During these years, Me Desrosiers has acquired considerable experience in a range of very diverse cases. However, he is a leader in economic crimes, wiretapping and search warrants, impairment, crimes of a sexual nature, as well as disciplinary law.


Me Desrosiers has pleaded countless times before all courts, including the Quebec Court of Appeal, as well as a myriad of times before the Supreme Court of Canada. He also has significant experience in jury trials in murder cases.


He has also defended important legal principles at the Supreme Court of Canada, notably in matters of the right to provisional release (Morales and Pearson cases), obscenity (parameters of swingers clubs), error caused by a person in authority (“officially induced error”), blocking orders and the rights of third parties relating to wiretapping.  


Me Desrosiers was president of the Association of Defense Lawyers of Montreal (AADM) for 4 years. He was also a teacher at the École du Barreau du Québec and a speaker on criminal law at various events.





University of Montreal (LL.B.)




Me Desrosiers has been a speaker on numerous occasions during his career. Recently, he has given the following lectures:


Lucie Joncas, Christian Desrosiers and Dr. Pierre Gagné, “Mental disorders and Criminal Law…so as not to lose your head”, Congress of the Quebec Bar, Mont-Tremblant, 2014


Christian Desrosiers, “Provisional release”, Conference of the Quebec Association of Defense Lawyers, February 2016




French and English



2014 Excellence Award  - Quebec Association of Defense Lawyers (AQAAD)


  • Awarded to a lawyer who has particularly distinguished himself over the past year by achieving exceptional professional achievement


Antonio-Lamer Prize 2013 – AQAAD


  • Aims to recognize the excellence of a career dedicated to law and justice

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