Preview -  Jean-Marc Leclerc

Practice Focus

Jean-Marc is a partner in our litigation department who specializes in commercial litigation and class actions. He represents franchisors and franchisees and has been involved in cases involving the automobile industry (on behalf of dealers and manufacturers). He is the past chair of the Ontario Bar Association’s class action section.

Jean-­Marc has acted in class action cases in many different areas of the law. He brings a unique approach to class actions, having acted for both defendants and plaintiffs. He has a special interest in privacy class actions.

Jean-­Marc has acted in commercial litigation matters and has been retained to argue pro bono matters on behalf of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association.

He has taught appellate advocacy at Queen’s University in Kingston. He is a former law clerk at the Federal Court of Appeal and at the Supreme Court of Canada.


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Assistant: Georgia Scott-McLaren
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f: 416.977.0717

Bar Admission

Ontario, 2001


LL.B, Queen’s University.

Peer Recognition

  • Named “Legal Eagle” by Franchise Times magazine, 2013 – 2018, Top Franchise Lawyers in North America
  • Listed in Lexpert Directory as “Repeatedly Recommended” for Franchise Law (2015-2018)
  • Ranked in Chambers Canada 2016 – 2018 for Dispute Resolution: Class Action (Plaintiff)

Key class action cases

Recent Publications and Media References

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