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Nicholas St-Jacques, Ad. E.

Telephone: 514-397-9284

Fax: 514-397-9922

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Me St-Jacques is an emeritus lawyer (Ad. E.) and practices criminal, penal and disciplinary law. He regularly appears before all trial courts and on appeal, as well as before the disciplinary committees of professional orders. In recent years, he has acted in nine cases at the Supreme Court of Canada.


Me St-Jacques has extensive experience in all areas of criminal and penal law and has been involved in a wide range of mega-trials.


He has acquired solid expertise in economic crimes. He also has a master's degree in business law and previously worked in a large national commercial law and litigation firm.


For several years, he has been assisting in teaching or was a lecturer at the University of Quebec in Montreal as part of the course in applied legal activities . In addition, he is often part of the coaching team for the George A. Gale Moot Court Competition.


Me St-Jacques is the author of several publications and acts as a speaker for associations of defense lawyers, criminal and penal prosecutors as well as for the Judicial Council of Quebec.


He served for nine years as a member of the board of directors of the Élizabeth Fry Society of Quebec, a non-profit organization assisting women in difficulty with the criminal justice system. He is also a board member and litigator for the Innocence Quebec Project, an organization helping people claiming to be victims of a miscarriage of justice, mainly in murder cases.




University of Toronto, Master of Business Law (LL.M.)


University of Quebec in Montreal, Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)


Innocence Quebec Project, member of the board of directors and vice-president

Canadian Bar Association, Criminal Law Executive Committee, member 

Quebec Bar, Committee of Experts in Criminal Law, member

Committee on the Administration of Justice in Criminal Matters, Bar of Montreal, member 2013-2017


Association of Defense Lawyers of Montreal (AADM), member


Association of Defense Lawyers of Quebec (AQAAD), member

International Union of Lawyers (UIA), member

The Advocates' Society, member 




French and English



Emeritus lawyer (Ad. E.) 

Quebec Bar


Rising Stars 2022 - Leading Lawyers under 40

The expert

Litigator of the year under 40 - 2019

The Montreal Lawyer


Michel Proulx Award 2019

Quebec Association of Defence Lawyers (AQAAD)


Lawyer of the Year 2017 - criminal and penal law - Young Bar Association of Montreal (JBM)


Gabriel Lapointe Prize 2015 - Association of Defense Lawyers of Montreal (AADM)


  • Awarded for an exceptional career and a promising career


Robert Sacchittelle Prize 2013– Association of Defense Lawyers of Montreal (AADM)


  • Awarded for remarkable performance in the execution of a defense mandate



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