Marc-André Russell: Lawyer with McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Marc-André Russell

Montreal,  QU  Canada

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Practice Areas

  • Appellate Litigation
  • Class Actions
  • Public Law
  • Litigation
  • Professional Liability
Law SchoolUniversité de Sherbrooke, LL.B.; Queen's University, J.D.
Admitted2010, Québec
Memberships Canadian Bar Association; Young Bar Association of Montréal.


Marc-Andre Russell is a litigation associate in Montreal, with a practice in commercial and civil litigation, public and constitutional law, medical malpractice, class action litigation, administrative litigation, and maritime law.

Mr. Russell appears regularly before all level of the Quebec civil courts, the Federal Court, as well as appellate courts.

In his practice, Mr. Russell has acted for businesses in several different industries including health, consumer and retail, telecommunications, and transportation sectors.

Mr. Russell has co-authored an article in the field of constitutional law:

•Marc-Andre Russell and Stephane Bernatchez, Grandeur et misere de la theorie du dialogue en droit constitutionnel canadien , dans Le droit public existe-t-il? : Du juge ou du parlementaire, qui gouverne?, Centre de droit public, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Bruxelles, Belgique, 2008.

Mr. Russell is also publishing regularly on Canadian Appeals Monitor, a professional blog providing information and commentary on upcoming and recent appeal court decisions.

Furthermore, he has been publishing every year for LexisNexis on improbation in Quebec law:

•Marc-Andre Russell and Louis Brousseau, Inscription de faux, contestation et correction des proces-verbaux , Fascicule 13, JurisClasseur Quebec - Procedure civile I, LexisNexis Canada, Montreal, 2009 to 2013.

Mr. Russell is supporting multiple groups of students from McGill University, the University of Ottawa and the Universite de Sherbrooke in various matters. He has been teaching in various high schools the Citizenship and Charters Program of the Canadian Bar Association, Quebec Branch.

Mr. Russell holds a LL.B. from the Universite de Sherbrooke (2008) and a J.D. from Queen's University (2009). Mr. Russell was called to the Quebec Bar in 2010.


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Illegal Contracts Does Not Preclude Discrimination Claims
Marc-André Russell, November 14, 2014
In Hounga v Allen, the U.K. Supreme Court addressed an issue that has not received much attention from the courts recently: the defence of illegality, also called the “ex turpi causa” doctrine. The U.K. Supreme Court had the opportunity to shed light on this defense in the context of...

Summary Judgment - The Cultural Shift Has Started
Marc-André Russell, April 30, 2014
Earlier this year we discussed on this blog the new “sufficient appreciation test” set out by the Supreme Court in Hryniak v. Mauldin, which really represents a cultural shift in the availability of summary judgment to the parties.

Securities Secondary Market Liability in Quebec To Be Discussed by the Supreme Court of Canada
Marc-André Russell, March 12, 2014
On February 20, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada granted leave to appeal from the first decision from the Québec Court of Appeal on the statutory secondary market liability regime adopted in 2007, pursuant to a reform of the Quebec Securities Act, R.S.Q. c. V-1.1 (“QSA”).
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Marc-André Russell

Suite 2500, 1000 de La Gauchetière Street West
MontrealQU H3B 0A2

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